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To tlie Viviua (h.'srciulaiits of our eai'ly aiu-('sloi\< who 
lii'avftl llu' wildui'iiess of a new AvorJd, eiidui'cd the 

\ dangers and hai'dshii>>; of pioneer life, helped fi^dit our 

; nation's battles, defend its libei'ties, estaltli.-h it? 

• institutions of reb\uion and learning. ])roniote its 

j industries ami wealtli and so lay deep and broad the 

I foundations of our nation's lireatness. and into the 


■ jieM-e. liolie- and lilessino-s of wliose toil and inheri- 

I tance we liave }ia]i[>ily entered, this voltinie is alfec- 

t tioiiately inseribed liv its 

f AUTHOll. 

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Thi.s Jittio work oi'iiriiiated in a ]\\'o long ir.ii'i'ost 

in our dear ancestors -mu] rolativos. in a ilesiri' to 

]>reserve from <:>blivion their lionoral)!*' tliongli liu!ii1)le 

record. a)i(l t<j know more of tlieir various l)i-aui-hes 

and afliliations, of their history and callings, and of 

their jiei'sonal traits and characters. A tVw yc-ars 

since we obtained a hi'iff outline history of our 

t maternal aneestort? and relatives, whi-n the i)ui'iiose 

f arose of obtaining a similar jiaternal history. A cor- 

' i'es])ondencL' thus begun three yeai-s ago. has develoj)i*d 

[ into the ]>re>t:'nt little vohime. 'Jdiis corresjjoiKk-nce 

[• has extended to the leading representatives of all the 

i. bi-auidu'S of our aneestors — perha}>s fifty of them — be- 

y side.s an e.\te]isive coi-resiiondence with imuiv others 

I foi' (oi-ri'lativc dates, and much reading for hi.-tori<^ 

1 farts. 

I Most of our cousins and friends have coi'diully 

I interested themselves in helping forward thi< \\drk, 
I \vith(;iit \\ho>e assistance we could not have succeeded,. 
I and ti' whom we take this occ-asiou of expi-essinn- our 
[' ol)lio-;iii,,ii juid gratitude for their hel]). ami our 
1 plea-ni-e in uuiking their ac(|uaintance. As a result 
of this eifort. we have ai-<iuired inmdi lU'W knowledge 
of our ancestors ami relatives, a bettei- a(M)Uaintance 
with their times an<l localities, their hi-torv and '•on- 


nectiou. and their lal>urs ami callin^-s. "We lui\e 
been enabled in imagination to livi- over auain their 
livos pnd oxperienro baek evpii to cemoti' iicnei-ations. 
^lVe trust tliis work will give our rehitives a nioi-r 
vivid couec})tion of our brave and virtuous ancestors, 
of their primitive times and conditions, of their 
humble nuuuior of life, and of their hardy and in- 
telligent character; for whom wc slnuild ever cherish 
a just pride, a warm love and deep reverence And 
we hope that our relatives will l>i.' stimulate^! to ex- 
tend their corres])ondence and acquaintance with 
their cousins, all of whom are worthy of intelligent 
interest and regard,, ami thus become nn:)re familiar 
with each other's lives, struggles and hopes. 

-As npi)ropriate to the iiature and olyject of the 
work we have introduced a bi'ief treatise on the 
general subject of (ienealogy. giving its detinitiDU 
and stating the thc<.)retical chai-acter of the subject 
aiul the sources and results of investigation. We be- 
lieve this will add to the value of the work and 
prove instructive and interesting to o^.r nuiny friends 
and relatives. The main luxly of the book we have 
treated in chapters, sectimis, and paragrajihs. tlms 
keeping each division ami sub-divisi(m separate anil 
distinct. As far as ]»ossible we liave carried the gen- 
erations of the several lines down to the present time, 
even to the babes. In a few ca>es we have added 
probable dates to help out the imi)erfect record: \v> 
have added the fennde and collateral lines as the 
oidv method of makinu- tlie famil\ hist«n-v comi)!ete. 


Jn a concise May we have eiitleavored to make the 
wliule work aeciirate,, reliable and exhaustive.— I'lie 
f-ie'vl- v-'ll ^>'---f'Vv,. i]»,. p'ttrintir Tocor.l oi our anees- 
tors and relatives. Xot a war has been waged in 
detVnse i.f our e<juntry. Init they have borne an 
honorabl./ [.arl. Our great grandi'atlu-r was an otlleer 
in the Iievolutiou. his sons and grandsons were in 
the war of 181'|. and many of the later generation 
served in the civil war, and some laid down their 

Besides foot-notes of persons with whom our rela- 
tives intermarried, we have added mites in the 
ap})endix, descri])tive of places where our ancestors 
resided and with whose scenes their lives were asso- 
ciateil. 'I'hese descriptions in the absence of full 
informatie-n are often imperfect, mere skeletons of 
-scenes })artially clothed and adorned. 

In the course of our iiifiiiirie.s we have fallen upon 
some allied lines of Tanners, a few related familie>. 
whose lineage we have recorded in Virief outline in 
the ai)})endi.\-. And we have ccn'responded with some 
of the name of who.-e atliliation we know nothing. 
Indeed, the Tanner family is l»(r-coming numerous in 
all parts of the countiy, and we are happy to learn 
that others are engaged in tracing their genealogy. 
And now. whatever the imperfections of tliis little 
work, it is the fruit of love and some sacrifice, and 
we trust our nniny friends will welcome it in the 
•same kind spirit in which it is presented. 

E. F. 'I'. 

(iitAND Lku(;e. Mich.. Mav. \mi 



I ClIAl^ER 1. 

? Tiioinas TiinTier, Sr.. of RIkxIc Islainl. the found.-r of two 

I blanches of the Tauner J'ainily. His children were AVilliani. 

t Meiietalicl. Hannah and Tlionia.s. 

Chapter II. 

t Thomas Tanner, Jr.. of Cornwall. Connecticut, tlie innnediate 

I ht-ad of one branch. His cliiidren wph- Ira. Tlionias. Zera, 

I Isaac. Anna. Saliv and I.a.-v. 


I Chapter III. 

I Ira Tanner and Ids descendants. His children were Pli^'be, 

l Julia. Olivia, Fitch. Cath'-rine. Clarissa, Maria. Z^ra. Eunice, 

I Laliuop, Pcabody. Ira, Jr,. and William. 

I Chapter IV. 

[■ Thomas I'auncr, and his descendants, i-lischildrfu wrr.- Harry. 

^ William, Nancy, L-Hiisa. Jerusha. Ji^eph, Lucas and Warren. 

i Chapter V. 

I Z<Ta Tama-r and hi^ dasceendants. His children were Polly. 

I Cyru'-. Pciiocca. Ira. Eliza, Clarissa, Ztn-a and Emiline. 

I Chapter VI. 

I Isaac Tanner and his descendant.-.. His childi-en were Is-aac. 

r Jr.. I'ollv, and Sallv. 


Chai*tek VII. 

Anua Tannor Williams and hc-r desccudauts. Hrr cliildren 
M01V. T'ollv TMnotliv, FhVn T>Pn<<>-1:u-r. AVilliaiH, No3h, 
Iva. Julia, Russel. Sally. Walter and Harriet. 

CfiAPTEK viir. 

Sally Taniu^r. 

Chaptek IX. 

Lucy Tanner AVaternuui and her descendants. Iler childi-en 
\vere Hiram. Harriet, Philander, Ann Eliza, C-'lari.^--a. (^n-orge. 
Ehira, Lucy. William, Mary Ann and Emily. 


5 The subject of (icnculoi;'}' Ims iiovt-r lieeii reduced 

f to a separate scifiu-c, lia\inu' a ■well dctiued liody of 
^ general truths <u' iiriuriplcs stated in ordc'r. \lo\^-- 
i ever, there an- some fi'W rules which govei'u its treat- 
s' ment, <\s those regarding evi(h'Uce of relatiouslii}) and 
■, degrees of eousauguiuitv. 

I Genealogy is rather a branch (A history, holding an 

I' intermediate place lietween biography, whieh ti-( ats of 
I persons, and history which ti'eats of tlie rise }n-o- 
I gress (if nations. In its liroader sense, geneahigy 
[ covej's the souree and descent of large family groups. 
[. eve)i of tribes and lac'es of men: but in its nan-ower 
I .sense it is eonlln.ed to the history of particular htmilies. 
I ineliuling their origin suceession and affinities, in an 
I ascending oi- descending line. It ti-aces out and record. -> 
% the pedigrees of families, the names in order of the lines 
I of descent, and the relationshi]) of the several branches, 
I including details of lib', api)earance. habits, callings and 

I Theoretical genealogy relates to the i»rinciple> which 

govern genealogical investigation an.d works, and to the 

various and most ajiproved methods of preserving family 

liiu'age and history. 

It mav trace a uiveii familv i)i an ascendiuii' line frojit 

I i !■: X E I ; A 1 , I N TK () J ) I- < :t lO X. 

«on to father \\\) to reiuoto ancestors. In this ^r-eries the 
iUK'fstors tloiihle each i;'ene]'ation: in the iirst degi'ee are 
two ancestors, in the second are four, in the 
iiuni are eigiu. m the fourth sixteen, and poin^- 
})ack to the twentietli (k'^ieo, aiv many tliousand 
ancestors. Or, genealogy may trace a family in a 
descending line, from father to son, down through 
numy generations to the present, where the numhers are 
still greater: caeh gt^-neratiim inei-ea-ing from three t.> 
the fold. And this is the direction in whicli the lahors 
of the genealogists are now usually turned: hut where 
the generations of descendants are many, the field is 
immense and the woi'k of tracing thetn ardtuHis. 

Again, genealogy may trace a family in a dii-ect line, 
as grandfather, father, son and grandson, or throng]) 
collattM'a! lines ineluding its several branches and oiT- 
shoots, as unck's. aunts and eousins. 'J'hcse collaterals 
on the father's side are called ca/iate.^. and on the 
mother's side mgnatts. ()rdinary genealogy includes 
hot!) the )iiain and divergent lines, arranged sometimes 
in a family tree, oi- in the form (^f a tahle. but more 
eommonly takes the narrative form, embodving both 
the pedigree and the family history, Idrths. marriages, 
deaths, settlement and 0(;cuj)ation. 

Tlie methods of making recordsatid }>resei'viiig family 
lineage and history have l)ec)i various. The ])edigree 
and histoi-y (»f the j)rivileged classes, to whom all ancient 
genealogies i-eferred, were jireserved in old chroni(des 
and legen<ls. in state records. u]»on family seals and ring-;, 
ta!)lets and tombstones, monu)nents ami mausoleums. 

I GHNKHAi, IN ri;oi>U( Ti(»v. xiii 


; some uf wliich have heen jirefervcd to []\v }ire.-^e]it Uuw. 

j. For many eenturies the iiDbility aii»l gentry took u'reiit 

i ])aiiis to i)re.-evvr the I'eci.rds of their deseeiulaiits. hceause 

I intimately eounceted with himl tenures. T.nt no family 

1. records of the ancii-nt |iea.-'antry were kept: the want of 

; suniames. of interest and intelligenee. made it impra''- 

[ ticable. In later ])eriods and esi>eeially amonu' ehristian 

[ nations, as family names were adojUed ami their lineai^'e 

? became more intelligible and as family pride ami 

t interest inerea.~ed. the record of family hi-tory became 

1' nioi-e common. 'I'hey are found in old letters and 

i -(obituary notices, in (dinndi regi.-ters, upon family tomb- 

?, ..stones, and m(.)st freipiently of all in the old family liiftlr. 

I lu more recent times, the state has made provision foi- 

t the registration of all births, marriages and deaths. 

I What is the best method of family I'egi.-tration. and 

I ?•() of preserving the lineage for successive gem-rations. 

f has never l»een- a subject of extensive imjuiry and 

\ remains undecided. A l.ieautiful and enduring method 

f' would l>e familv engi-avinirs noon metal iilates ami 

I tablets. A cheaper but desiralile and useful method 

1 Avould be inscriptions ujion parchment, preserved in 

( frames or rolls. Perhaiis. however, the most feasible 

I plan, one both inexpensive and convenient is the old 

i fashioiied record in the family liible. \\hi(di is as care- 

1 fullv and sacrediv lu'esi-rved as anv. and has manv 

I; pleasant and hallowed a.-sociations. And certainly 

|. family pride, alTection and interest dictate 'some form 

I of record both permanent and beautiful, one i)leasant 

I to revive the menn.rv of de^tarted frien<ls, and potent 



(i KN l•;l^\ L I XTRODl'C riox , 

to save troulile ami ?eoure VL'>te<l rights. And modern 
genealogy insists for evideu(?e u])on reliable record or 
|iersonal knowledge, and rejects hearsay and tradition. 
Xi.Ji iImj>jo iccurds are tlie be>l. all litld, \s liieh are the 
most simple, inielligihle. ec(^m>mical and ])ermanent. 
Perhaps none liave more authority with the genealogist 
than church registei's and state j-ecords. 

]*rai'tical genealogy ronsiders the history, actual work 
and results of research into ancient and modern genea- 
logical rei/<)rds. and monuments, and the making of 
meTiiorials of faiuily jiedigi'ces and lineage. 

Perhajts the most ancient genealogies are those of the 
Hehrews. ])ortions of their earlier ami even lati-r history 
l)eing little iiu)i-e than lineal records of families. S(jme 
of Mhi(di ai'e found in both the ascending and descend- 
ing scale. And a special class was a])[>ointed to draw 
x\\> and ]>reserve genealogical tables of the origin and 
succession of families, the most complete and accui'ate 
(d' those of the ancient nations, 'j'liey thus i)resei-ved 
rlic genesis and lineage <d' their tribal, })riestly and royal 
families, and tlie })edigree of the promised Messiah: 
objects with them of the greatest moment in dilferent 
])eriods of their lii.-tory. 

Outside of this people, the earliest traces of genealogy 
are found in the ancestral catalogues of the old-w(n'ld 
heroes. And the earliot (J reek histories as well as 
those of the ancient oi'iental mitions. were mainly 
geueah»gies. pedigrees, of their gods, heroes. |,i-iests and 
jirinces. Also the early Roman and Kng!i>h histoi'ies, 
a-ide from their war records, were largely made up of 

G EX i:i; AL I XTMo] ) rcT] ox, 

chronicles ami Icgciuls of proiiiinfiit })ei\<uns rind events, 
(if tlu- iuinic& and lineage of ])rinoos and uuldes., itates- 
men and warriors, while the jiedigree of the peasant 
1,1.1.-.^ '.,.10 ( w;ioidi.'ie.l of no eojii.^^in. indeed, was ncit 

Coining down to more niodei'n times, the earlie:-t 
geiU'alogies of our ]'h\glish ancestors are found ahmit the 
year ].')()(). liut were still contined to the higher cla-ses. 
\(> the privileged families. Arnl in the ITth century 
there were nianv genealogical h(j(jks,. as chronicles and 
legendai'y works, registei's and nei-rohigies, caleiidai-s and 
crusade rolls. whi(di contained pedigrees or nnitei'ial> f(jr 
them, hut nniny of them ai'e unrelialile. nntde up from 
fictitious sources, (d' invented lines of ascent to .-ome 
ancient ami noted family. 

XoM- jirior to the 1 1th ceiitui-y family names were 
not fiMind. and for two centuries later were c-ontiiied to 
the upj)er classes, to jirinces and mildes: tdiri.-tian mimes 
alone being siill common. IJut only as surnames 
Itecome attacheil to families, can their pedigrees and 
lineage he easily recorded and tra<'ed. But as in later 
periods the middle e-lasses rose in intelligence and 
intluence, as family names came to l>e moi-e generally 
adopted and family }>i-ide and interest increased, so- 
fainily and })arish registers (;f Idrths. marriages ami 
deaths became more practicable and common. 

Now fr(im boili these higher and lower (dasses of old 
Kngland came oni' Xew Kngland forefathers, a mixture 
of ai'istocracy and ilemoi-racy, but all lexers of civil and 
religion.- lilxuty. The foi-nier idass comp"osL-d the gentry 

XVI. (;kxf.i;al iNTRODrrjiox. 

and clei-p,T. men of nolde and gentle Iduod. wiio heM 
most of tlie ofliee^ of ehnreh and state. And their 
position, })i'oininen<'e and intliieuee lung remained, were 
freely allowed, and were }ieriiaj)s iiem.'tieiai, but gradually 
disap])eared after the Ifevolntion. Xow with this upper 
class. ]iride of aneesti-y. elaims to hereditary }iossession->. 
titles and honors, nnide the preservation of family 
peiligrees and lineage imjiortant. And they In'oughr 
with them evidences of their lineage, arnn^rial seal>. 
engraved rings, wills, deeds, and lists of names, whieli 
being ]ireserved. have made the tracing of their family 
lineagt' com}tarativt;'ly easy. And the genealogies of 
great numhers of their fatnilies have heen pulilished in 
memorial volumes. 

On the contrai-y. the middle and lower classes "f 
emigrants who constituted the large hody of freemen, 
artisans and veomen who sought homes in the new world, 
found themselves oceiij)ied in clearing away the forest-, 
fighting the Indians, and l)uilding and [n'oviding honc.-s 
for their families. An<l while men of energy, charaeter 
and thrift, and not ashann-il of their worthy ancestoi's. 
uor despising tlieir genealogy, yet nnder these pressing 
engagements of jtioneer life, they often neglected to 
make records of their family births, nnirriages an^l 
deaths, and those made wei'C oftt-ii impci'fect, jK-rishable 
or became ditlicult of access. And hence their deseeud- 
ants often tind it impossible to discover th'? origin, trare 
the lineage and dftermine the genealogy <d' their ances- 
tors. And the ditheidty is increased hy the fact that 
nianv families beariiiL;" the same surname, have not the 

i:ni:k AL i \ ri;»ii>L< tion. 

same aiK-t-tor-. .Many iiauics liave oi'igiiiatcd fnnu 
<ici-nj)ati()ii. I(H atinii nr <,.,mv pcrsoiia] trait. a< I'ainter 
'l\i_vl(»r aii'l TaniuT. Hill Dale and White, 
dreen and uran.iie. and iiave many distinct <>ri,u-ins. Jt 
is a false iiMtinn that all hearinu' the same name, have 
the same <n-ii:inal jiarents. (jv that oiu- liavin:: the name 
(.f a n.-ted family helongs to its >tock. And this fa(d of 
distinct origins pi'odnces cunfusit.n in tracing genealogies. 
And tin- recovery of a family's }»eiligree thus hecomes 
a donl)tful jirohlem. and >.ucce-s is often the I'esult of 
a<-cident or go<id fortune. Vet desiiite all these ditlicul- 
iies, the liudiug id' old will-, deeds, (dn'ouicles. family 
l^ibles. town and county records ha- enaldcd many to 
sueeessfully tra^-e their lineage haok to I'emote aiu'cstors, 
and to dis(dri.-(' the origin, .-uccfssion and aftinities of 
their families. Ik'sides multitudes id' private pt'digi-eos 
and re(;ords. many hundreds (if genealogies of families, 
many local hi-toi-ies with genealogical notes, dictiomiries 
and [Kimiihlets of genealogies, lune been puldished. aiid 
are fouml in our judvate aitd state librai'ies. Still great 
multitudes of faunlies. the large nuijority. and nuiny 
of prominence, have no knowledge of their remote 
ancestors, or «d' their lim-age and jtedigree: the know- 
ledge of few pei'sons indeed extemling back fui'ther than 
their grautl j^arents. 

]?ut we have rea'died a ])eriod in t.nw hi-tory. a dis- 
taiK-e from our }do]\.-er fathers, a changed and im}>roved 
condition when the historic spirit ami family ])ride and 
atfcction .-houid awaken an active desire to know their 
names, resiileu'-e. atbliation- aiul historv, ami to hand 

GKN i'KAL INI l;<iJ)rrnuX. 

the rrcoixl down to om-desL'cudaurs. Our Id 1 relation 

to tliOJi) and coiij^titutiniia] iidioi'llaiirr. .-n [jorcut a 
J'actoi- in iiioiddiiio- nuv lives >liuidd creau- a lively 
iiiU'ieM 111 iiicir I'l'i-sotis and cxjirrKiires. tlifir cliai-ac- 
ter and conduct, and their liahits and nianm rs. Aiid 
the moiv com])!*:'!;' our kno\vh'd_L;-t,- of them, the l)etter 
we may unih-rstand ourselves. Sueh knowledge hroad- 
en.^ ou)' .synijiathies witli the past --enerations. and 
exerts an enndhjiiiij- infUienee. Jt is to he hoped that 
inereasini;- numhers will enu'a^-e in the laudaMe work of 
securino- a kno^vledu•e of their auee-tor-. 


SpKr] Al. IxruODlM TJON . 

Several 1 i-arlitiinis ])rrvail i-e,-})erUun; tlio oi-iunii of nuv 
bi'aTidi of the ADiericau Tanners. 'J'lie eomnioii one 
is that tlire'j ])roihers early eaine over from Eny-hind 
and settled in New 1-hiuland. from one of whom our line 
lias s]>ru!;L;'. A nioi'e ik'linite tradilit-n says, that of 
three hrothers in Ihiu'land. the oldi-.-l inheritinu' the 
projierty I'emained at hoiiii'. while hi- two yoiuiLrcr 
brothers. 'I'jionnis and William, soua-jn their fortunes 
in the new woi'Id. one scttlinir in ^[assafhusetts and the 
other in Iv'liode Island. And early recortls <>l Tanners 
are found in hoth of these colonies. 

But "We su})|iioe that the aneestoi's of our line, 
originally vf West Kngland oi- A\'ales. emigrated to 
Rhode Island about soon after the tii-st settle- 
ment of the eoloiiv. being dissenters from the strictness 
of the I'uritans and sympathising with the liberal 
princi}iles of IJoger \\'illiams and his com}»anions. 
These Englisii Tanners or their near descendents settled 
in \Ve>iei'ly. J-^a.-t and \\'est fireenwieh. ]*rovi<lem'e and 
Xe^vport, IJhode Ishtnd. About a century later they 
began to migrate into the •■ u}) country." Connecticut 
ami Xew ^'ork. where -evcral names and lines of them 
are kn<>un. 

cuAi'Ti;]; r. 


lie is tlie first known anrostor jiinl foiimU'i' of tlu.- 
family: wa> born in Rhode l.-land about Kit^i-lo. 

^Married Martlia l>etwee]i ]:-?S-".(i, ;ind niovc-d 

to Coi'jnvall. Conn.', in ITJn, Lriuii-inii- consideralile sro.-k 
ami jiersonal ])ropei-ty. and liee(.)mini!- one of the riv-^t 
settlers and fanners of tlie town. He is believed ro 
have had buir ehildren. two sons and two dauoditers. 
but little, however, is known of hi-- life. After endurini;- 
the hard.-liiris of the wilderness and of a jnoneer life, he 
died in hi> prime in 1 ;.')(•. and about 40 years old. lie 
left a youn,-- family and a widow, who in .May. i;.')]. was 
a]>}iointed administrator of his e.-tate to settle an indetit- 
odnes-. His (diildi-en were as f(dlows: 

Section First. Wilj.iam.^^ born abont l '.•.".'. in 
Ifhode l-laml. ^Married Hannah ^.'eweonib of Kent. 
^Mareli •-Jo. Hl'i. Settled in ('on\wall and had six 
ehildren. Consider. Tryal. K})hraiin. Kbenezer. A\'iHlani 
an.d Joseidi. 

Of hl> life ov death little is known. S^-e ap})endix for 
outline history of his descundants. 

Section Second. Mj-ui.rAr.Kr. was b(.rn about II:;;'. 
in Rhode l.^laiid. and Julv ]:.. 1 r41t. had a ehild •• Sub- 

'Sev Appeinlix A. 

iiih; (.;h;xi:ALo(;Y oi' 

jiiit,'" Ixilh niiillier and cliild dviug tlivee day.s later, aiul 
werv hui'icd in tlie ^anie erave. 

Section Third. JIannau, 1)oi-]i about ]]:)o, mar- 
ried Moses Dean of Cornwall. A})!al "^".t, ]^"■>'. . where 
.she settled and liad two (diildren. 1 liave l>een able 
to learn nothing more i>i' her or tlie family. 

llcr eliildren were: Ezra, lioi-n .Ian. o. l',oS, and 
Benjamin, born Nov. 'i'-K KOn. 


TII(>MA> TAXNKIJ, .11;. 

TiiOMAs — tlu' fourth (•liiM of Tlioin;i> antl Martiia 
Tanner ami iinnn-iliate iViunilcr ol' our lino, — was born in 
Connvall on June :><>. l]-lo, a)ii] when IS lie enlisted in 
•• the J-h'eiifh ami luilian war ami served two years. He 
\ married Anna I'aldwin* Oetober 30, M:*]:). settled in 
5 liis luitive town, folh^wud tln^ earjionter's trade, and 
l raised a family of seven chihlruu, four >ons and three 
; dauirhtcrs. 

\ In ()ctola-r. IW-], a war with Kngland pending, he 

[ was nnide t-nsign of a '-trainband"" of his townsmen. 
> In May, li*. •"'. In- was ap}ioi]ited seeond lieutenant of 
' f'apt. Sijiirh's (/(.mpany.- ('ol. Jiradley's battalion and 
I (ien. W'adwortirs brigade, lie was in the battle of 
[ Island. August -2:, in the retreat to Xew York, 
i Ilai-lem, \\'a>hiiigton Height.- ami into Fort Wa.^hington: 
I where, with m(.»re than •>.()()() C'oiuiectieut and .Marvland 
I troops, he was taken jtrisoner Ni»vember 10. Dur- 
l ing the night he and his comrades Avere marched 
I through ]S'ew York to Brooklyn, where he was held four 

f *See Appendix B. 

t *Aiinrt %va> probably daughter of Jerjuh and Mary (Ingersoll) Kald- 

^ win of Uosbeii, Conn., bom October l'i41, grand child of Richard and 

[ Ann (Ovialt) lialdwin of Milford, Conn-, and great lu'raud child of .lohii 

f Baldwin of same tov.n and a d'^scndant of a leadinf? family of I>urk- 

i ingham-bire, Knt^land. 

TiiK gf:xkalogy or 

years a prisoner, lueunwliile tj)lluwini;- hi- earpeiiter 
trade for liis support. Released then ou }iarok'. he 
returned to his I'aniilv in Cornwall, to their u'reat joy 
and relitd'. 

Soon aftei-. in K.'Sl. he moved with his family to 
Xew Lebanon.* Xew ^'ork. where some of his brother 
^^'illiam■s family Inid douhtle.-s }treeeded him. and 
where he remained S(jme twelve years, pnrsuin;^ hi-< 
tnide, tnid where his two y((ungest ehildren were horn. 
In liO.") he I'enioved to C(Hipers[o\\-n.-l where his t\\o 
oldest sous had })reeeded liim. Here in this younu' 
tbrisini;' toNvn he continued work at bis traile till old 
ao;e i-oming on. he dieil in ISK. aux-d 14. and was buried 
in the old Chri>t Chureh cemetery. His ^^•ife, Anna, 
followed him some four years later. 

Of his m<"iral and I'eli^'ious eharai-tfr. <jf his }iers0J!al 
ti'aits. habits and manners there i- nothing- known. 
Famil\- tradition says he wa< a lari;e. hea\"y )nan. while 
his wife was a <jnite slim and small \V(..mau; heui-f jjcrhaps 
tlie iiiedium si/e of most of his descendants. His army 
trunk, h.air covered and iron bound, still e.\i-;ts in a 
great grandson's family at >outh C'ortlaud. X. Y. 

'■ See Appendix C. + Set- ApiieiuUx D. 


I K A T A X N i: K 

Ika — first son of Thcinas TauiuT, was lx)ni June 'i'L 
IIOT. ill Curnwall wheiv lu- s])ent his youtli amid tin- 
nule pioneer scenes and conditions of a new eountry. 
ami under the trials and excitement of the 
devolution. In KSI lie moved with his })arents to 
>\ew Lebanon and them-e. in KSO. when •.'2. to 
C'ooperstown. Early in K'.mi. at ricr.-town. he nnirricd 
-Julia Fitcli* of rhdntiehi, and after a year ov 
two, settled on a faj-m on "Tanner Hill"" in Otsego ami 
had eleven cduldreu. four sons and seven daughters. His 
wife dvin^- in ISOU. he mai'ried again in isfo. IJlmda 
Hubbard of Pier.-town.l by wliom he liad two x.n-^. 

In the early summer of 1S44. himself and wife vi.-ited 
their daughter Mrs. Phebe Stewart in Herman. St. Law- 

* .Tulia was dan^'hter of Elias Fitch, native of Lt-banon, Connecticut. 
Hnd of Engli^^h origin, who settled on hind in FlaintieU about ITE".'. and 
who died between l>2()-i'), ag-e T.">. s^he was the oldest of six brothers and 
sisters, Augnstia, Elias P.. Charles, George, and C. Auicustus; was born 
K'tween ITtiS-TOand died in IsO^, age 4Ci. 

*I'ierstown, some three miles north-west of ( ooporstown w;i- siii;iiiy 
an early settlement of emigrants from Connecticut and Ma-sachu^etis. 
prominent among whom was the Piers family, consisting of six 
brothers who took up large tracts of land. During the lirst dect.dt, the 
settlers were as numerous as those of the village; saw and grist mills, 
taverns, stores, shops and dwellings were erected, and a tlourishir.i: 
business carried on. But, save faruiing, all those early interc-is have 
long since disappeared. 

(j TlIK (;KN"i;Al.()(fY <tF 

rt'iict' (Jouiity, Xew York, where botli siekericl uiul died 
of nuilariiil i'ever. the I'ormer June 1-"). age ". '.» the latter 
June 11, age II4, and were buried in East ])ekall> in the 
same grave. 

Ira Tanner was a num of medinin lieight, fair eoni- 
j)le\ion, hhie eves and dark Jiaii'. Ife wa< a fanner in 
modei'ale eireunistances, and for forty years ■•town eon- 
stalile:"' a man of active te)Ji])eranient, of warm social 
liahits. and of some hical ])rominenee, but not of 
decided moral and religious character. 

Section First. PirKiu: — oldest child of Jra Tanner, 
was Ijorn in .lanuai'V. KOI. in C'ooperstown. but sperit 
lier youth on the farm, and received a coinmon >chool 
education. She married Phihimon Stewart,* carpoiter. 
May •?], lS(i:t. and the same year moved to ])eKall).f St. 
Lawrence county, whei'c for sixteen years ^Ir. Stewart 
followed his traile. In ls-^:» they settled on a farm in 
Herman, where they raisi.'d their six children, passed 
the lialancc of their days in useful industry, ami died 
l)oth the same year, Philemon in June, ISU. aged S!]. 
and Phebe in July i:], aged 80. 

Tiiey wei-e both of social hal)its, ali'orded their friends 
a generous hospitality, were professing and jn'aetical 
Christians, ami their memory will long remain l)lessetl. 

Their cliildreu were as follows: 

1st. Ik.v, bm-u in 1811, in DeKalb, uuirried Adaline 

"Mr. Stewart was a native of Williamstowu, Mass., where he uas 
born in ITSS, and where are graves of his anrestors, ainl near whi'lj 
place, in N. .Adams, «ere relatives living in lS->"<. 

* St-e A])pcn(lix K. 

THOMAS TANNKi;. sif. 7 

Barber,* of Canton, DeceniLer o, 1840, and seltk'd on a 
small place near his father. He had by his wife twelve 
children, and after spendini:- an industrious though 
impecuuious life, was shot by an insane son Fel>ruary 
14, 18T9, ag-ed tiS. lie was a gi-eat fox hunter and 
story teller. 

His children were: 1st, Ellkx. who married Charles 
Clark and settled in Waddington: -2.1. ]1kxky. who 
served in the civil Avar and died of wounds received in 
battle: :Jd. Ann. who is insane in some asylum; 4th, 
(ii;oK(;i:, who served in the army, was wounded and 
became insane: .')th, Sterlin(;. who died young: Oth, 
Jane, Avho is insane in the county house: Uh, Miltox, 
also insane in Ovid Asylum: 8th. Piiebk, resident of 
llermon: luh, Adjue, who married Elmer Smith and 
settled in JJussell: 10th. Ai:ri]:LiA, who married Samuel 
Cotton, and dwells in Ilermou; 11th, SoniROxrA,, who 
difd in infancy: l-2th, SuI'Hiionia. 'M, who is living in 

2(1. .Ii'LiA. born in 1S13, in DeKalb, married Abijah 
Little and settled in Canton on a farm. She had one 
child and dii-d iji 1884, age 71. 

Tier child, Euketta, born about 1834, married Alvin 
I>arber of Canton and had three children, Lavjxa and 
LiELiAN, both married, and (iiuEox, wdio is unmarried,. 

3d. .Iaums, born June 4, 1818, in DeKalb, nuirried 
Harriet Tamblin Julv ^^T, 1852, and settled on the 

* Adaline Stewart i> still liviiiR in is'.e. has been subjeot most of her 
ife to constitiitional insanity, which she inherit»d fn^m her mother, 
:n<\ wliioli slu- has hanuc<.l tlown to several of her children. 

■8 Tin: <;i;xK.\j.()(rY or 

pateiTial luiiiiesiead. lit' liad two chiklreii and died 
after a (juiot and usuful life, ^[aridi 'Vi . IbSi.agv <>().* 

His eliildreii \\erc: l?t. ]\1ai;ia, burn Septemlier L"). 
Ib-'yi, uiarned first, ii. 3Laxuii and liad one si>u. El.mku 
S.^ and married again, T>. Powell and settknl in the old 
home: 2d, I»\vf(;iii'. ))orn July '2''k ls:>s. wh(» hecann;' a 
farmer and remains unmarried. 

4111. Axg?:link. born in lS->(.i, in DeKaib: nuirried 
Henry ]\Iattoon in 184-1, settled in Armuurdale, K;nisas, 
— a suliui-b of Kansas City.— where she is still living;, a 
Avidow. and her three children. 

Her ehildi'en are: 1st. E<ti[ki; born in l^4ii, married 
Henry ^Far-hall and settled in Kan-^as City: •2d. El'Gkn'k. 
born in 184S. married and settled ne:ir his mother: od. 
(ie'ir^-'e liorn in is.")!), nuirried. and livt-s in Xew Mexico. 

5th. Adalin'i:. boi'n in r^Iarch. lS-24. in DeKaib: nuir- 
ried ifufus ]>. Clarke in 1 >ecember, 184:], and settled 
West and died :\[av, ls4i;. a-vd -i'L 

Her child, AiiAUXi: K.. was l)orn in Xovemlx-r, 184-"); 
man'ied tirst. T. ('. McLauLdilin. pliy.-i'-ian. of Dubuijue. 
Iowa, .Tilly, isf,.'). and had three children: married 
second. 1(. 1j. C'omjver, of I'asadena. C'ah. January 1. 


Her children were: 1st, Alk k A., Ix.rn in September. 
1801, and died in inraney: "M. Nklli i; AF., Ixu'n in Se])- 
tember, 18r.s. married James \\ R(M)f September l.'). 189-,;; 
3d, Tno.MArs C, Ji;., bdrn in 18;-», and died in infauey. 

Gth. AiRJf.LA. born in 18"2S. in Hernnm: married 

*His wilV, Harriet, uho(Hed t\Mj-and-a-balf years later, will Ions; 1><5 
rciiit-ni>iere(l as a vt-ry i>la!n,l)ut jurist fXceUfnt and chariiable \\uniaii. 

Moijf I'uird in is.")it and settled in llormun: had three 
cluldren and died in ISTK ag-ed 4.'3. 

Her children were: l>t, l.ii.i.iAX, born about 1851, 
married dohn Xeath, settled in Pennsylvania and ha? 
^even children: --^d. Katk. born about ISo:}. married 
Jason Kinney, lived in Liverpool, X. V.. had tive 
rhildren and died in ISSO. aged 'io: 3(1 . Mkktox, born 
about 18">5, lives in (iouverneur, X. Y..and is unmarried. 

Section Second. Jllia — seci.nd child of Ira Tan- 
ner, was born in March KO-']. in OtsigM, rair-td on the 
farm, married John Williams* of Pierstown. ^fay lt>. 
1810. and settled in Coopersiown. She had >>ne tdiihl 
and soon died, September '.'-I. 181-2. leaving her husband 
and young child, at the age of 1'.'. 

llfr descendant. dl-LlUs WM..l)orn Aprin8, 181-2, 
in Cooperstown. mari'ied l^uey Ann A\ ebb October 28, 
ls:):5. settled m-ar home had two <diildren and is sup- 
posed to be dead. 

His (diihlren were: 1st, ^Marietta, born June '24:. 
iSoT. married E. J>. Stephens, of Piersto\Mi in 18:>0. and 
settled in Binghampton, has two children. Nina 
I.orisA born August '10, 18(;->. and (liiACK W., born 
January :, 18t;:. -^d, John K.. liorn October 10, 1811, 
married 1st, Oarrie X. (Jstrander, in 18(;:), and had one 
child, nmrried -^d, Kva ^l. 15ailey Xovember -2*;, 180i', 

Mohn was the .soa of Joiin William-^, Sr., and grandson of Isaac NVil- 
iiams, who emitrrated with hi.-, paitiits frum Go'-lien, Connecticut in 
i'M to Pieritown. He was the tliird of sis brothers, Isaac, Jr., O/.ias,, .Joseph and Stephen, who became prominent men and their des- 
•■f-ndants uun\eroiis. .John was born between ITS-vW, married tliree 
'iiao^, foUowed farming:, and died aged i^'). 

10 Tin; (.]:>• KAL(jGv (H- 

and settled in Dt-s Moines. Iowa. His eliild Cakimi: M.. 
born Fe'iiniary 10, lsi»i;. niarrifd ^lorilli liolbruok in 

Section 'i'liird. ni.ivrA— tliird ehildol ha 'laiiuer. 
■was born Xoveniber \'k 1^1'4. in Otsego, ^here slie re- 
ceived lier early training and edueation. Slic marrit'il 
Ethan Jnacli* of I'laintitdd. (Jtsego County, in isiij. 
moved to and settled in Jlaniihun. ,Madi>on C'lumty, on a 
farm, wliei-e all li^^r nine eliildren were born. JIa\in';^- 
raise<l lier family, slie died in is;;, age s:!. 

She was a woman of decided eharaeter. of christian 
principles, a faithful wife and good mother. 

Outline hi.-tory of her eliildren. 

1st. ]\li:i.LlssA. born May --.'4. ]S1S. nuirried Ma.-an 
II. Cushman December -.'8, ls4i;. >ettle<l in Silver 
Creeh, had four children and dieil April •-,'."■). b^Ol. 
aged V-y. 

Her childi-en were: l>t. >fAsA.\ M., boi-n October •*s. 
1848, married Adelaide M<d)aniels. farmer, Marcli 11. 
1870, Inis one cliild. OKniKii; K., and is setile<l in Silver 
Creek; "M. .Tusiila E.. born April T-i. fs.')l. married 
Millie E. Young >.'ovem])er "^8. is; 4. farmer, and has 
two eliildren. \fji\ C. and Livia E.; od. Mahoi;. 
born Se|itember •Js, 1S.")(I. died at 4 years of age: 4th. 
Livia, born Xovendjer "^0, ]8t;(), married Willis I). 
Ilorton June 4. isso. farmer, and has no children. 

2(1. E. ("»i;'I)0. boi-n June "28. 18-in. niai'i-ied llos- 

* Ethan Bt-aob was a native of New Lebanon, where bis parents who 
were of New England stock, early settled. He was born about l~''^'. 
and in youtli moved with hi.~ father's funiily to I'hiinfield, was aa 
exeellenl man. died IST-l. 

TlUt.MAS 'lANXKi;. Si:. 


ilia llohm's of llaiuiltou. .^laivli S. \xV>. settl>M] at 
Snutli DaylDU. liad live rhildivn aii<l wa> killed h\ 
a falliuu' ti-ee. 

His children, M II. I. A i;i). ]\1a in'i.i.nx. Knwix. \\'i\- 
LlAM. Xi;i.].lK. all niai-ried and had children, exeepl tin- 
oldest. Madellan and William are derra^ed. 

3(1. lilcY Axv. l)<»rn ^lay •>!;. IS-i:!. man-ied lliiain 
AVeller of Hamilton. Se])tem1ier 17. ls4n. settled in sanu- 
lOAvn. had seven children ami tlieil fd' hlood poison 
in ])ecemher Is 7s. a^e ')'k 

Her children are: Emily. Fl(>i;a. Lkoxoha. 
C'HAi;i.i:s. Fi;axk. -Mai:y and Hii;am: are all liviti';- 
and nniri'ied and all have children exi-ept the three 

Uh. HiUAM P.. horn ^lay 14. is-.':,, married .Martha 
Sla.i!^U-hter of Sontheni Ohio in 1&."»S, vhere he settled 
ami had one son. Lki:. His wife dvini;- soon, he nuii"- 
ried attain Klizaheth Hai-pole of same plaee. by Miiom 
he had ten (ddldren. settled la>t in I'oriiwalli.-. Oregon. 
ami died .March. iS'jn. 

Hischildi-eii are: ('haclks. C'f.^ in;. M A iiY, Ella. 
Joiiv. 31fxxiK. Eiz/TK. Emma, and two who are de- 
ceased. All the others are living with their nmther 
in Oi-coon. Eee is nnirried. settled in I'ornwallis and has 
one (diild. 

5tll. SvLVEsTKi; H.. horiL Ajiril C. Is-^T. ]\lari-ied 
Luev I'.rooks of Chenango Comity, dnne -JT. 1^'4'.|. set- 
tled in Soiuh Dayton, and had four ehildrein His wife 
dying, he man-ied again. I'olly J)oane. t)y whom he iuel 
one child and died in is?-.', of consumption. 



His cliildivu were: J ) i:i;MOi;rr and LaMo'jt hotli of 
^vhunl inarrieil and lunc had ehildi'en, CAi.rn ri:xi A 
vrlio died in August IS'JO. Ethan and Mkktox. 

(;tli. L. Mkkiux. l>oi-n May ]<;. ]s-,>!). married Adelia 
^ash. of Hamilton, in October. is:,4. settled in IV.ol- 
ville, had four eliildren. and is still living-. 

His chihiren are all deceased save one, AiriFUlt. Ix-rn 
al.iout If^f.."). and married in issr, and settk'd (»n his 
father's farm. 

7th. (_'Ai.riii'i;N"iA. b<:trn in. Inly is:;! ; married Damon 
lliehmdnd of I'oolville, l-'el.ruary •;, IS*'-] , where she set- 
tled: had one child and is still living, a widow since 

Her <diihl, .Maky. born Seittember •-'.'). isCi;, mai'ricd 
S. \V. Ik'rry in ]ss7. and has one child 11kni:v. 

Stll. (;. Ki)WAi;i)s born Octnl)er 14, Is:):), married 
Emma C. Walker of (loshen. December H'.. ISH'.t. and 
settled on the old homestead, has two chihiren an^l 
s;till living. 

His ehildre'i are: K. Wai.kku and .Iknnik L. 
neither of whom ai'e mai-ried. 

'.»th. }krAi)KLL().v E., born August !), lSo7. married 
Artou P. Ford of Otselie, in the spring of IS'l^, settled 
in Deposit, ]jroome County, had one child ami died 
in .September. 1887. 

Her child is A. Mkutox, unmarried and living in 
De Kuyter. ]\Iadisou ('(Mtnty. 

Section Foiirtll. 1-"itcii— fourtli child and oldest 
son of Jra ''J'aniier— was born April "^'4, H'-h;. in Ot.-ego, 
received a limite.l education, was raised a farmer, and 


lived several years with his uncle, Elias ]'. l^Mtcli of 
PhiiniieM. lu 1814 he was dralled into the army of 
the •• war of 1S12,"' and Sfrwd six months at Sacketl's- 
Harbor. JJetween ISIT-'^O, he moved to ]>el\alb, mar- 
ried J.ora Dewey of the same ti>wn March 11, 1S24, and 
settled on a farm. He was nnfortunate in business and 
April 10, 1827, buried his wife; she leaving one child, 
Elias, who diei.l in lSo'», age ."). Ue married again. 
Divine (i. Kagcr"^' i>f Oouvenieur, September 15, 1S20,. 
and Settled :;gain in his a(h:)pted tov.-n. In ISOi, he 
moved to (iouvcrneur and worked a farm eleven years,, 
when being unfortunate and health failing,he returned to- 
DeKalb. After sutfering many years from heart disease,, 
he suddenly dropped dead in the woods April D!, 18o5, 
age .V.», and was buried in Kast DeKalb. He left u 
wife and three children. 

Fitch Tanner luid sandy hair, blue eyes and ligh.t 
complexion, Avas of medium height and well built, was 
fond of reading, of quiet and industrious habits, of up- 
right princii'les ami chri.-tian character and professions^ 
He left his children no Avorhlly goods, Init bequeathed' 
to them a good name and a pleasant memory. His: 
children were: 

*Divine wa< daui^'hter of James and Anne Eager of ^Var\vick, Mas&a- 
chusetls. She was the third child of seven brothers and sisters, was 
born October 21, 1790, " brot tip" with her aunt, Divine Gonant, in Win- 
chester, New Hampshire, and learned " the man-tailovs' trade" which 
she followed many years. Aboiu is~4, she moved " over the mountains'" 
to Gouverneur, New York, married in lS:itt. became a widow in ISo.") and 
died [September X'O, L^SS, age 92, and was buried in Ea.-t DeKalb. .She had 
black eye.-^ and hair, a warm temperament and great energy, was a 
faithful wife, a lovin? mother, and for many years a professing 


1st. EiJAS. born Oi'tober 21. ]8.'>5, in ])eK:(]b. was 
(odiieatud iu the connaou scliooLs. at ^\'illiaiii,s College. 
:aud Union Tlieologieal Seniinarv. niarried ]\laria iJeck- 
^vith^'^ of Barring-ton. ^Massaclmssets. April 2;', ISOo, 
'.settled iu Wisconsin and .tlieu in ]\lieliigan, labored 21 
years in the Presbvterian. ministry and nine years at 
iarniing. has six children and lost one. 

His children are: 1st. J. Editk born June o. 18»i4 
■in l>arton. A\'iseonsiu. educated at Cdivet College. ]\[ichi- 
gan. married ICdwin W. Sprague of St. Jose])h. 
Augua 12, 1888, and settled in Chicago; 2d, S. Aoxes. 
•Ixirn Xovemljer 20, ISCn, in rardeeville. ^Visconsil). edu- 
-cated at Olivet College, teacher, unmarried; od. Kaimiy 
J3.. born Sept^mlier I'i. ISOS. iuGraiu.l Ledge, ^lichigan. 
farmer, unmarried; 4th, Ai.i'.KUT ¥.. born January 11. 
ISTO,, in Grand Ledge, farmer, ununii-ried: oth, 3Lvuy 
E., born December 1."). 1&71, in La Salle. ]\[iehigau., 
type writer in Chicago; 0th, Lora !>.. born ].)fcember 
30, 187o, in California, ^lichigan. studL-nt; Sth, Feumk, 
born February 27, 18TC, died in infancy. 

2(1. LoiJA A., born August 14, IS-)"), in CJouverneur, 
married George liryte. of Prairie City, 111., ^farch b, 
1805, and settled in same town, has two chiMren. and is 
still living. Her children are: Lst. Elias T., born May 
20, 1807. uitirriedEttie Keyser St-ptendjcr 28, 1802. and 
settled in l^'arragut. Li., farmer; 2d. Eorrir J., born 

♦Maria -.vas dau'^'uter of Rarziliai aud Mi.-i-cy Beckwitli, native of 
Barririi^rton aud de'^eendant of tbe Beckwith's ol Lyme. CVjnnt'Ctieut. 
.She was Ixirn January 13, rs>3, and the third child of six brothers and 

TnO>[AS TAXXK};, SR. 15 

Octolier yu. 1873, in ]*rairie City, educated in higli 
school, teaelier, uninarried. 

Hfl, .Trrrv, l^orn May 12. 18o7. in (iouvenieiir, set- 
tled in DeKalb. cared many years for lur a^red niotlier, 
and remains unmarried. 

Section Fifth. C'atiiakixe— fifth cliild of Ira 
Tanner, was horn January !», ITOS, in Otsego, where slie 
ohtained hei' early education, moved to DeKall.-> in 18013. 
married Jolm Westcott* July. 181*;, .settled on a farm in 
llie same to\\'n, and liail fiftct-n. children there, twelve of 
■\vliom grew to man and womanhood. Having served 
her day and generation, she died July 5. 180:), aged i;8. 
She was of quiet and sedate hahits, but of great energy 
and industry, a faithful wife, a good mother and an 
earnest consistent Christian, in communion with the 
Methodist church. Her children were as follows: 

1st. Ai.vix WestcOTT, horn June 15, 1817, married 
Margaret Bruoks of Ihusell, ^lay 1. 1850. settled as far- 
mer in DeKalb. and had three children. His wife dying 
he married again, Xancy Anderson of same town. Ajiril 
:30, 1858, and had two children. He moved to Truw- 
hridge. Michigan in 1808, and died February 27, 1881, 
age 07. 

His children were: 1st, ^^Iary. born in DeKalij, 
Julv 5. 1851. man-led James McCullough, (>i Lisbon, 

*.Iohn WestcoTt, a native of Rhode Island, was born October 6, lT?i'', 
and one of ten cbildren, Warner, >-;imue!. Davis, Daniel, Nellie, S^ally, 
Annie, Dorcas and Mercy. He early moved to COoperstown, and thence 
in ISO, with a company of Tanners, to DeKalb; followed farmins? and 
carpentry, and after aa active and upright life, died October '■*, l-i'JJ, 
aged :u. ' 


and settU'il on ii farm, ha'l five children, and moved 
tlience in 187'J to Hammond, Wisconsin. Her child- 
ren were: CiiAiu.Ks ],., hm-n August 2. ISO'.), died in 
infancy; iiF.oKUK II. born August 20, 'ISTt): Fkank 
A. horn Septomlier 13, 1S74; lIowAin) J., horn October 
4, 187T, and, died in May JS'J^. and a daughter born 
August 4, ISIO and died in infancy, "^d. Laura, born 
in HeKalh January 25, IS.i.'j. married IJollin AVood of 
Trowbridge, ^ilichigan, settled on a farm and has four 
cliildren. -3d. Li'cv. born in ])eKalb. ]\[arch 13. 1857, 
married (;ei>rge McCnllough of Hammond. AVisconsin, 
June 3, l&8i|. and has five children. Joirx A'., boru 
October 11, 1881; Floyd L., boru September 15, 1882: 
Addie ^L, born July3i>, 188<;: Allex J., born Xovem- 
ber 6th, 18S8: Iva ])., born February 28. 18:hj. 4th. 
Claka, born in DeKalb ^March 7, 1850, married Al)el 
Russon, of Trowbridge, ^March 30, 1881, settletl on a 
farm and has one child, ^Mabel E.. boni October, 1802. 
otli. ]\fAK< lA, born in DeKalb January 2'.t, 18i;;2, mar- 
ried AYilliam H. Thompson, farmer, of Trowbridge, 
October 7, ls;82, and has three children. 

2(1. Hexry AVestcott, born Se]iteml>t'r 10, 1818, 
married Ellen Rogerson, of E. l^>loomtield, July 3. 1848, 
settled in ^VEanchester on a farm, has two children and 
is living: 1st, Oklix, born in East JMoomtield, Jidy 
2t>, 1840, and remains unmarried: 2d, Lyman, ])orn 
January 11. ls5'i, in E. Ijloomfield, is unmarried, and 
painter by trade. 

3c!. OiiviL Westcott, born December 3. isiO. mar- 
ried Sarah Scott, of (4ates. Februarv :',, 1847, settled in 


rioclicster till 18r>4. when lie moved to Utt;i\va. III., wa^ 
whip niamifaoturfi-. had six children and dit-d June 14. 

ills ciiiiilicii Wfix' as i'liiiows: 1st, ^iii/rox >S., born 
June ■■2, 1S4'.J, in IiOLdiester; married INlary Walters, of 
Ottawti, -where he settled and has seven children; "id. 
^lvi:ox P)., liorn in liochester Novendjer 5. 1S,")0. died 
in Ottawa, unmarried. September •^';i, ISTT: ;''d, Kdwix 
K., born in Kochcster October ol, ls5o, nuirrit-d J>lla 1'. 
Martin, of Ottawa, April 2'.K is;s. where he settled and 
follows pai!ltin^^ and has three children: 4rh, Kii.MA, 
twin, born Oetni)er 31, 18");-), marriiMl Alonzo ][inchey, 
of ])riston, ]Mich.. ;\[ay -26. ls;ii. where she settled, and 
has no issue; r)th, I^klaxd D., born in C'ttawa Mny I'i. 
18(14, and died in infancy; 0th. Lj:la, twin, born .May 
l'-2, 18'i4, nuirried Oliristopher Stewart,, of Ottawa. 
May '-i'l. \i<s^K settled in same place and has six children. 

-till. ('LAitissA Wkstcott, 1jorn ]k[ay x'-.\ lS-21, nnir- 
ried Charh's l.'undell. of DeKall), March 3, ls4;5, settled 
in Iiussell, had no children. 1)nried her husband, and 
died after nniny years of snilerinu- Aug-ust ;>, 1.^80, 
aged fiS. 

otli. ^Iaj;ia \\'e>tcott, ])orn August 10, LS'i'i, 
followed clieese nniking nniny years, never nnirried, and 
now lives with her brother Jolin in I)eKalIi. 

Gtll. AxDKF.w J. ^\'E.ST(()■iT, born November ."J, 
]8-^4, married Celia A. Burnett, of DeKall), February 
'22, ISoo. and f(dlowed shoemaking. In ISOT he moved 
to Kiver Falls. Wis., had foui- chihlren, and died March 
2G, 188.-), aged lU. 


His c'hiltlivn are: 1st, Ida. born in DfKalb Feb- 
ruary 4, IS.tT, married Fe!>ruarv •^S, 1SS4. J. Monroe 
IJuslmell of AVyoeena, Wi.^., wliere tilie settled and has 
no issue: -.M, EL-swoirnr. born in DuKalb, ]ilareli 3, 
18G5, and remains unnnirri'Ml: od, ^r.\ui), hovn in Els- 
Avortli, Wis., .May 14, ISTl, nnirried llamiltun II. Wat- 
son, farmer, May 10, IS'Si, and settled in Poynette, 
Wis.: 4tli, anotlier cliild. name not known. 

7 th. Ill RAM West* 01 T, born March •.\, ls-?(;. died 
August IS, 18--?s. 

8tl). Joiix W. M'E>'r( OTT, born April -J-X, 1^2',, 
married Frances Ilemenway January 14, ISoO, of 
DeKalb, wliere he first settb:'d and foHowed dairying, 
then moved to Kussell in isijo on to a farm of Ids ow]i, 
and then l)ack to DcKalb in 1 87 "■3, becoming meamvhile 
a successful and wealthy farmer. 

He is still living, and had three children, as follows: 
1st, Efeie, born in DeKalb June T, 1807, married A. B. 
Cole of Canton, physician, June ■^^^. 187."). moved to 
Fergus Falls, Minn., in 18s->, and has no issue: '^d, 
IXA X., born in Kussell April 14, 1804, and died in 
infancy; 3d, Joiix F., born in Kussell November 1, 
1871, and died in infancy. 

Dtli. Emily Westcott, born October .% 18:30, nnir- 
ried Erwin W. Ilalligas January 1, 18-")*;. settled in 
DeKalb on a farm, and has two sons, as follows: 1st, 
Charles A., born August -2'2, 1859, remains single and 
follows bee-kee})ing: '-^d, Elmek E.,born June 3o, 1871^ 
nnirried January "^lO, is'.il, Ilattie Crane of riensselaer 
Falls, where he is settled on a farm and has one ciiild, 
Lauka E., born Xovemlier 2'i. l.s'j-^J. 

T}10MAS TAXXhU, ^K. " lU 

lOtli. Ouis Wi-:>T( oiT, born .May -2'.). ]>:]•>, inarriocT 
Cutharine Moliriier in January, Is.jS, i^eUkMl in ])eKalb. 
(.)ii a farm, luu] two ehildreii. and died July 4, 1881, 
aged o'j. jlr ssas ail iiidiistriuud farmer, an excellent 
citizen, a stauiieli temperance man, held otlice.s uf trust.. 
and his death was much lamented. 

His children are: 1st, Fjiank J., born in liussell 
October I'-v', is-'j^s, is unmarried, followed farming, then 
mining, and is now salesman in I'ark City, Utah; "^d, 
Fj.ORA S., born in DeKalb June 'lo, 18T4, and lives with 
her nnjther. unnnii'ried. in Ogdensburg. 

11 til. IJavj^ W'estcott, born August -^ij. IS'S'S.. 
married J'etsey IJr'juks of DeKalb January o. is:.;, set- 
tled in 'J'rowbridge on a farm and had one cldld. Ilis: 
wife dying in 18>^4, he married again, Eveline Firth,. 
Xovemiter •-^4, iss.'). His son. RoLLix E.. born March 
4, 1808, married Barbara Jcwson April 7, 180:?, and. 
settled in Trowbridge. 

I'ith. Ekaxci.s Westcott, born October lo, ]8:3o,. 
married Susan E. Ferguson of ^Meridian. ^linn., Sc])- 
tember •?';, ISOO, settled in AVilton on a farm, had three- 
children, and ilied January '^'J, 189'-2. lie served in tht^ 
civil war and was wounded. lie was a member of the 
Methodist church, an earnest temperance man, an 
ti})right citizen an^l much beloved. 

His (dnldren were: 1st, Clara B.. born June 'i>'>,. 
]8f;G, married Chas. H. Austin of Marshall. Minnesota,. 
January ■*'■), 18'."1, and has one child, VixiE E.; •■3d 
Cora Y.., born January 15, 1808, married F]. W. Ward 
of ]\Iarshall, July 21, I88t, ar.d had one S(m. Roy F\,. 


bom ill 181K> and died in infnnry: '-n], AiiiUK ]■].. l>ur!! 
June '-ib, 18T1. married E. V. M'alker Xuveinlier 7. 
18S0 and had two cliildi-eii. Vkiinik. Ijurn in Is'.'U. and 
LoYH V.f born in IS'.*'-.'. 

lailj. TToKAcE Wkstcutt, born 3Iareli 8. 18:5:. 
married r^facy Moutlun-p of Ke]vall>. danuaiy 1*;, ]Si'rl, 
settled in Catiada till istiO and thri: on a farm in 
Eussell and hatl two eliildren. 1st. Elmkh liorn Se])- 
tember -1, lsi;:b and died July Is, lSs5, age ■^■■i: --^d. 
Ella, born July lo, ]8'i7. and lives unnnirried witli 
her parents. 

Utli. MiLTux born July 31, 1808, and 
died in infancy. 

lofli. Fkaxklix Wk-tcott. born Fet)ruary 25, 
1840. und died youno-, Sojitemlier 11. 1851. age 11. I'p 
to jiresent date Catherine T. Westcott has over 8o des- 

Section Sixth. Clai;l-sa— sixth chiLl of Ira Tan- 
ner — was born in July 1 TO'.i,, in r)tsego.w]iere she received 
her early training and education. })ctweeJi 1815-">'0 
she went to DeKalb and married Ihibbai'd Dewey* of 
the same town in 18'23, where she settled, had twi> 
children and was left a widow in ^S'l'}. Keturning to 

♦Hubbard was sou of lion. Joshua Dewey and Lora Loomis, natives of 
Lebanon, Count cticut, who settled in Cooperstown in IT'.H. He taught 
there the first schooL and \\fis the first assembly man from Otseeo county. 
In l.-^Xi he moved v.ith his family to DeKalb. thence to to Sackett's Har- 
bor where he buried his wife, thence to Brooklyn, and died with his 
dau!?hter Emetine , in Watertown, in IS^U. age 07. Hubbard, born about 
IT'.Kj, and deceased in 1S:X, was one of 10 children, Ciiester, Belden, 
Lucius, Eliza, Louisa, Lora. Marcia, Emeline and Lewis, who alone is 
now liviiifj in Brooklyn. 


Otsego,, she married uguiii;, Jesse S. Burgess,* Deeember 
'A\, }So4-, settled in L'iehiield Springs., had two sons, 
jiiid died AiM'il ]>, ]sTl, agt-d ^•-2. ln-r husband dying 
three months laUT. .she lived in moderate eireum- 
stauees. was a hard working wonnm. a failliful wife and 
good motlit-r. 

Her ehihlren ^\'ere as follows: 

1st. KiJZA Dkwev. born :\Iay --J."). ]S-^o, in DeKalb, 
married Cyrus ^^'illiaIns(ln ^lareh 30, lf<-M. settled in 
Warren on a farm, had four ehihlren. and is now li\ing 
a "widovr ^\ ith S'iU. 

Her children are: 1st, Emjly,, born ]ilarch 30, IS.")"^, and 
died May :>o. ],s(i;;.. aged H; --id, Violetta. born Manl; 
]S, 1854, married James Ilopkinson December i:}. IsH, 
settled in 'Warren, and has one child, K:hma, born in 
1874: 3d, XoiotAX ,1., born April ."). 18,j(j, married 
Louisa Edgett January Hb is;!), and settled in Warren 
on the "old farm," and has two children: !Maiii.e. l>orn 
in 18S1. and Bes-te [.., l)orn in Iss."); 4th. Hattie }■]., 
born January ]3. 1S.')S, and lives unmarried in Warren 
with her mother. 

2(1. LouE^A Dewey, born January -21, 18-27, untr- 
ried Kussell IJeadle November --.^4, 18o0, settled in 
Otsego county, had three sons, and Iniried her huslxmd 
in 18ti2. She marrieil again David Lewis, was left 
again a widow in ISSS, and is still living with her chil- 
dren in Flv Creek. 

*.TeSiie S. was son of .Tulm Kun<es,s of Plainfiold, Conn., a descendant 
of the Burgesses of England, tLe name comintc from the •' House of 
Burgesses " The ancestors early emigrated to Xe\v England, where 
they l>ecame numerous and hiijhly respected. Jes.'-e ."^. was U:)Tn. in 
1789, and died July !•'. i^TE a^td ^:.^ 


Her children are: 1st, Ai.hert K., Ijorii December 
10, lS4-.\. married Delia M. llanretty Octobe-r G, 1870, 
and has live cliildreu: Fh?:ij A., IJusseij. A., Flou- 
EXcE L., AirnirK W. and F>laX( ir E. : -^d. Horace 
A., born Xoveml^er 17, iSoO, married Jennie M. Fearu 
February 'io, ls81, settled in Fly Creek, and lias one 
child, Mai!EE ]\[.; od, Charles "W., born October 7. 
1S5S, married Carrie Jl. Doumis October "•28, 18'.il, and 
settled in Iviclifield Springs. 

3(1. J. WifEATOX Bergess, born April -2], 1830. 
He Avent to Providence, lihode Island, and engaged in 
manufacture. Is supposed to liave married and settled 
there, Imt of liim or his family nothing is knoAvn. 

4-tli. JoiJX H. Burgess, born ]\Iarc]i 4, 18:30, mar- 
ried Emeline C. Main December ]■}, 1807, hail t\vo 
children, was left a widower in 1870, aiid married again 
Mary L. Lewis, December 17, 1881. He served three 
years in the civil war, l)ears six honorable wounds, and 
has since followed school teaching. 

His children are: 1st, Carrie E., borii Xovember 
12, 18G0, and married AVm. Hatch, :March lo, 1880, of 
Columbia, Xew York; 2d, Jessie M. born June 27, 
1873, and is unmarried. 

Section Seventh. ^^Iaria— seventh child of Ira 
Tanner — was born in Otsego, March 3, 1801, marrie<l 
Piussell Ijourn October 23, 1823, settled in Fly Creek 
on a farm, where she had five children, and where, after 
a useful and Christian life, she died Xovember 14, 
1840. a^ed 48. 


Her cliiMren are as follows: 

1st. JrLiA. born Septoinl-er 17, IS'24, and died, 
uuinairioil. Febrnarv '.}, isi:}. a^ed 10. 

ti(i. Ui;laxj)0, born April ID. l^•^^, married H. 
Jane Chamberlain May, 1S5;, settled in Otsego as a 
fariner, had one child, and buried his wife in 1880. He 
is now living witli his daughter. 

His child: Flora B., born February 7, 18To, mai'ried 
Henry Chapin February -^o, issr, settled in Fly Creek,. 
and has three cliildren still living. 

Her children are: 1st, Li"la. born August 13,, 1887; 
2d, Bes.-ie, born 31arch 31, 1880; 3d, Clal']), born 
October ".I, 1801. 

3(1. ]\1kxzo. born October 1-^. 1833, nuirried Elvira 
Pierce February ^. ISot). settled in Fly Creek as a 
fanner, has two cliildren. and is still living. 

FLis children are: 1st, Mkxzo K., born Xovember 'i], 
185fj, married Cora F. ^'eber September lo, 1870, set- 
tled near h'-nie. had <.<ne child, and buried his wife. He 
married again Mrs. F. "Williams and settled in the town 
of Maryland. His child. Flora F., was bm-n in ls^^4: 
••^d, Ella M., born Feln'uary 11, 18iit;. married Lewis 
Mann September --^t), 1882, settled in Fly CJreek, and has 
no children. 

•itli. FrxA M., born July --2, 1837, married Thomas 
Chamberlain July 1. b^-'iS. settled on a farm in Fly 
Creek, has three children, aiul is still living. 

Her cliildren are: 1st, Ciiaklks F., born March 4. 
1800. married Sarrie C. Walrath Deceml)er 15, 1880, 
settled in Pierstown. has one child, ^Maud M., born 

•2-i THE GEXKALOi:;y OF 

August •-.'(), IsS'^': 2d, Fkaxk li.. boni September I. 
IS'i'i. married Juvie House Jiamary I'L ISS^, settled 
in Scliuyler Lake on a farm: ;]d, Cakrie ^I., born 
jUeeember [k 1^14, is unmari'ied. 

5th. Russell T.. born ]\[ay 14. 1S4T, is unnnirried. 
Livincf in C'ooperstown, liis occupation is tlio care of aj. 
invalid for the last ten years. 

Section Eiirhtl!. Zee a— eighth child of Ira Tan- 
ner— Avas born in l;~;03 on ••Tanner Hill,"' Otsego, spent 
his early life on his fatlier's farm, marj'ied in l>^'i'> 
Lucy Chapman,* and settled in his native town eleven 
years, and had four children. About 1880 he moved 
with his family to South Cortland, took up land, ful- 
loAved farming, and resided there the Ijalance of his 
life. Here he Inid live more children, and died suddenly 
■of heart disease while sitting in his wagon September 5, 
18G4, aged CI. lie was a successful business man, 
became quite wealthy, was a respected citizen, a kiii'l 
father, a moral and religious man. and a member of tlie 
Christian churcli. 

liis cliildren were: 

1st. JjAUUA, t)orn in iS'iC in C)tsego, married three 
times, had no children, and died Xovember 14, 18.->'.', 
aged 03. 

2(1. Cathakixe, born ]\Lirch 8, 18-^8, and died iii 

3d. Maktha, born July 10. 18:50. in Otsego, mar- 

♦Lucy ChapniHii wa^ a native of Pierstownand daughter of Chauncey 
N. Chapman, a soldier in the war of 1812. Lucy died August ~3, l5'J"J, 
^ged .S4. 


ried Riley Xiles in lS-y2, settled in South Cortland o]i a 
farm, had four children, and ir^ still living. 

Her childivn are: 1st, I^kwitt, born in Vr<of'>, and 
living in "Wayne county; "-vM. Millakd, born in ISoi), 
living near home: od. Ika, born in IS&i. inarried and 
settled in Denver, Col.; 4th, a daugliter deceased. 

•itli. Makia, born Xoveml)er •.'•2, IS'-Vl, in Otsego, 
nu\rried tirst Thomas Ford about is.^.!), who served in 
the civil \v;ir and was killed. .She married second ]>, F. 
Brooks in In*;."), had two chiblren, and is living. 

Her children are: 1st, Zki;a Foud, born in ISoT, his 
marriage and settlement not known; "M, Louisa 
Brooks, born in 180*;. and living in Tioga Center. 

5tl!. Mary, born December 7, 1835 in Otsego, died 
young at 5 years. 

tJtIi. Julia, born Xovember 14, 1837, in South 
Cortland, married first Ceorge Laundsbury in 1856, and 
settled in C'(n-tland, had two children and buried her 
husband. She married second Samuel Burdick about 
18:0, settled at Blodgett's Mills, had one child and died 
after a long sickness, October 5, 18!) 1, age 54. 

ller children were: 1st, Frkd Lauxdsrury, born in 
1857, living in Cortland; "^d, George Lauxdsbury born 
about 1850, and living in New York City; 3d, Della 
Bur])I';k, born in 1871, and living in Blodgett's ^lills. 

7tli. A>[AXDA, born October 12, 184<t, in South 
Cortland, married Charles Sanders al)Out 1SG2-4, settled 
in Cortland, had four children and is still living. 

Iler children are: 1st, Lli.a, born in 18GG, married 
a Mr. Xorthrup and settled in Syracuse; '^d, Carrie, 


■born ill ISTU. life uukuown; od. CiiAin.EV, born in 
3 874. :ind uiunarriL'd: 4tli. a sou. deceased. 

8tli. Zei;a. born :Maivh ;5J,1S-IS. in Suuth Cort- 
land, married Klla Lacy in bST6, settled un the old 
homestead, bad three children, antl is still livini:^. 

]Iis children were: 1st, Kay. born in 1877; 2d. 
Etiiax B., born in ISSl; :)d, a son,, deceased. 

9tli. x\r VILLA, born October o, 1844. in .South 
-Cortland, married E. IM. Thouijisou in 186"\. and set- 
tled in Wavcrly. has three cliildren, and is still living. 

Her children arc: 1st. Kdwix. born in l8Gn. history 
imknowu; 2d,, Ella, born in 1S72. married a Mv. 
"Williams, settlement not known; 3d. Lucy, l»orn in 
ISStb history unknown. 

Section Ninth. Elxk e — ninth child of Ira Tan- 
ner—was born August 12. 1804, in Otsego, received here 
her early training, married at the old liomestead 
Hiram 3lain,* a Baptist minister. Octol)er 22. 1828. 
settled for short periods in various towns of tlie state, 
liad nip.e ehildreu. three sons and six daugiiters. and 
died suddenly of heart disease at Antwerp, dune 2. 18»'>t;. 
agc'l 02, and was buried in IJussell. 

Eunice jiossessed a cheerful and social nature, spent 
a life of toilsome and Ciirisiian usefulness, and wa? a 
faithful wife and good mother. 

Tier childi-en were as folluws: PiOswELL l\.l)or!i in Spriugiield July 2o. ls-^M_i, 

* Hiram, :^on of .foioph Main of .Stonington, Conn., wa? born in l^'.i''', 
one of eleven ciiililreu, six ^on5 and live daut^Uters. He died in ISTS in 


married ^Maria Drake Jinic 1-1. IS")!, si'ttled first in 
Aiitwei-}) and last in C'anton. followed the tinner's 
trade, had one ehild. and died suddenly of heart dist-ase 
in tlie Adirondaeks duly --.Mt, 188:2, aged just 53. 

His eliild: Ida ]\[ay. horn in March, isoo. married 
John Russell of C'anton -and settled in Sacramento, Cal. 
She luis two (diildren. Jo>ie and Johx. 

2(1. Jri.iA M.. liorn June "is. 1831. in Otsego, mai'- 
\ ried Eleazer Carr of IJussell July 2, 18.>4. settled in tlie 
I same village, has three children, and is still living. 
i ller children were: Jst. Fj.oua. Ijum in March. l8or. 

t married Charles Shaw, settled in Iiussell. and lias 
I five children: P>i-;i;tie S., Willie K.. Blanch L., 
Claud D. and Jexxie L. ; ;.*d. Claija C.. born in Aug- 
1 ust, 18.-)0. nuirried F. C. Crawford, settled in AVex- 
j ford, 2ilich.. and has four children: Gertie L., Fl(,)Iia 
1 M., ]\[auiox and ]^[av, twins; 3d. Jexxie M., born in 
August. 18t;i, married Lucius Lamphear. and settled in 
I Carthage, X. Y. 

3d. Eliza ^IatilI'A. 1)orn in May. 1833, in Otsego, 
! married: 1st, Martin Tripp, Janmiry "•20, 1850: "-id. 
William Hamilton. Sej)tember 14. ISTt'.. major in the 
civil war: 3d, Martin Kugg. June ■J8. Is88, settled in 
Carthage, has no children, and lives in atlluent circum- 

•4th. luA H., born December tb 183-4, in Burling- 
ton, married Xancy King April 14, 1800. settled in 
liussell. follo^\ .s car})onters'' trade, Ikis two children, and 
is still living. 

IHs children are: 1st. (Jeouoe. born in Au^rust, lSf;3. 

28 . THE GE.NKALO(tY of 


rU-rit'd ri(;ireuc(.' Howard, and settled in Chateaugav; 
M, Ida Kixo, adoined, born in January, ISoC, married 
AYilliam Ilosford, settled near PiUsse]!, has two >ons: 
JoJi-N, deceased., and '\\dij.i};. 

otii. ]\[aky Jaxe, born in ]Xorwieli Xovenibcr 34. 
18.'!0: died in infancy, aged 1 year. 

Otli. Martha L., born in Burlington August 10, 
iSoS, married Charles Brown, >>eptember K;, ISIJG. set- 
tled in Antwerp on a farm, and has three cliildren: l^t, 
]Mvuox, born June 1. iscij, unmarried and at home: 3d. 
^Iay L., born ^^lay T, ISTD, married Leo Jlogan, and 
settled in Antwerp; :>d, Mertox, bom September ]3, 
IHVo, unmarried, and is a cheesemaker, 

Ttll. Emelixe C, born May 10. 1840, in Otsego, 
married John II. Burgess December J 3, isr.r. settled in 
Eiehfield Springs, liad two children, and died July 34, 
IS". 0, aged 30. 

Her children are: 1st, Cari;ie E., born Xovember 13, 
IStJO: 3d, Je»e M., born June 37, Ls:.'). 

8th. Carolixe a., born July 0, 1843, in ('harlotte- 
ville. married Smith Chase February 5, 18tJJ, settled in 
Jiussell, had one son, and died September 8, 1807, 
aged 34. 

Her son, Glex, born January, married Ander- 
son. He lives in Kansas, and travels with a theatrical 

IJtli. Joseph IL, born in 1845, died between 1^47-8 
in young childhood. 

Section Teutli. Lath uop — tenth ehild of Ira 
Tanner— was born in Otsego in 18<»5, and raised on the 


farm. "When a young man ho buried liis bride, aud 
rei)uuiiod ever after vmmarried. He follo\ved farmings 
day labor, liunting aud fishing, and -was es]ieeially fond 
of his gun. lie fuHowed a singuhir and irregular mauner 
of life. After ]s5<i lie lived wirli his sister, Mrs. Phebe- 
Stewart in Hermon. and later with his iieplicw, Jarvi& 
Stewart, in the same home, lie died im})eeunious, 
in 1SS5, aged 80, and was buried at East DeKalb. 

Section Eleveiilh. Peabody — eleventh child of 
Ira Tanner— wa-f born September -h), lS<jS, in Ot.-ego, 
From the age of lt-"^l. he lived in Plainfield with his 
uncle, Klias P. Fitch, married JJoxanna Farrar ia 
Otsego December If., IS'M), wht-re he settled on a farm. 
Had here five children, two of them dying young. In 
1851 he moved with his family to Chautauqua county, 
and thence, in ISoO. to Evans, Eric county, where he 
settled again on a farm. After twenty-two years of 
successful business, he suddenly died of heart disease 
while sitting in his chair Xovember G, iStS, aged 70, 
leaving a wife still living and four children. lie was, 
a man of medium stature and dark curly hair, of 
industrious and social habits, and of Christian character 
and profession. 

His children Avere as follows: 

1st. Maky Axx, born in ]s3--3 in Otsego, and died 
young in 18:51', aged T. 

2(1. IIaxxah, born in 1S34, and died the same 
date as her older sister, aged •"». 

3d. Mellissa, born July --^O, 1830, in Otsego, move<I 
with her parents to AVestern Xew York, married 
; 4 


George A\'iloox of Evans Junuai-y 1. 185T, sctlled in 
Angola,, had six children, and died of broncdiitis Sep-- 

4.^ioKr.v ,( ISOCl. rTrro,] :>4. 

Ilev ehildroji are: l?t, Fiiaxk A., l)orn Novcnil)er 2-1, 
ISTi-S, married Sophie Arner Api'il H', 18St). had one 
■child, and niothrr and child dying June 2, JSs^, lie 
married again Belle C'risseyJune "23, ISSO; "^d, IAerett 
L. , born June 2i, IS'il, married Bertha Sohlender June 
21, 1883, anil has two children: Aeice^L, born ^fay 23. 
1 8(!, and (iKACK K., Inirn September 14. ls;)n; 3d. 
J\lri:TOX 0., born !>[arch T, 18i!3, and died unmarried. 
January 31, 1^S"2, aged 1'.'. from gunshot wound received 
while hunting; 4th, Alice R., born June 11, 180':. nnir- 
ried David E. Smith September 23, 1888. settled in 
.Angola, and has one child, ]Maka1!i:l, born July 2'.*, 
1S81»; 5th, ]\[ary ^L, born January it, 1870, marrietl 
xArthur K. C';u-r September 23, 1888. and has one child, 
Harriet M., born ^lay 5, 1801: 0th, Elsie L., born 
June lo, 18T3. unnuirried, and keeping house for her 

4th. Ai.oxzo II.. born June 2r, 1841, in Otsego, 
married Sarah Camp January 24. ]80'.», settled in 
Evans, and has two children: 1st. Coka E., born July 
20, 18T2; 2d, FitAXK IL, liorn September 22, l.^TO. His 
Avifedied Sfi)tember 27, 1801. 

5tll. KiMiAR i'., born August 1.3, l84o, in r)tsego. 

married Betsy Cam}) C>ctobL'r ]'■). iMil. settled in 

Erie Co., and had four chibli-en: l.-t, ^Lud A., born 
:May 7, ISCO. and died May 2»;. 188r, aired 18: 2d. 
Charles E., born Movemix-r 2, 18T3, and living unnntr- 


ried; od. Wii.UKU A., bora Se})teml>er :-iO. ISTT), and 
living unnuirried: 4th, Fked M._, bum XovenibLT v:i, 

I 1 ,QS-> find livino". 

I Gill. \a.l\ ()., born duly 4, 1S.')4. and died unniar- 

\ ried, ^March J 5, IbTl, agvd IT. 

i The M'idow and niolher. Uoxanna Tannt-r, is still very 

j veil and active. SO years old, and keejiing hotise for lier 

I son Alonzo 

\ Section Twelfth. Ii:a— twelfth ehild of Ira Tan- 

I ner — was l)orn in ]S11, on •■'the Hill," was trained a 
farmer but later for several years followed the seas. 
August --Jt;. IS40, he married ^lary Ann Soule of Hilary- 
land, X. '^'., and settled on the old farm. He had four 
children and after a quiet and industrious life,, passed 
away, August 2, Ib-JO. aged 45. His widow is still liv- 
ing in IS!'"^*. 

Ills children were: 

1st. Xancv, liorn ]\lay .30, 1850, in r)tseg(),, nnir- 
ried Dan L. Hinds, October ]•>,, 1870, settled in C'lay- 
ville, had six children and is still living. 

Her children are: 1st, Clai:exck D.. born in IST',*; 
2d, Fkaxk E., born in ISta, died April 4, 18!t2, of 
pneumonia, aged 10; od, Ika H.,, born in 1ST5; 4th, 
Eli, A L., born in 18TS; otli, Faxxy X',, born in 1889; 

I Cth, GiiACH, born in April, L^Ol. 

i 2(1. E.MOiiv, born in October, 1851, married Amelia 

I Chapin, October -23. 18T"2. settled near Fly Creek, has 

I two children and is still living. 

i His children are: 1st. Lkxa, adopted, and ^d, Ella, 

i born in 18;8 but tlieir history is not known. 

32 TilE (U:XKALOriY OF 

3(1, Ellen' L.. born in December. 1S.>'5, mavriod Feb- 
ruary -'j, ISm"^, John C. AVillianis, seitled iii Otsego and 
has no cliildi'en. 

ith. Ika IL, born in 185*') and died February -^5, 
IST-i, unmarried, in liis isth year. 

Section Thirteenth. A\'illiam — tiiirteenth cliikl 
of Ira Tanner — was born June 18, 1813, on "tlie Hill,"' 
and never married. Spent liis early and. middle life on his 
father's farm, spent one year, about 180('>, in llussell, 
then some years on tlie old homestead and his last days 
in Clayviile with Xancy Hinds, his niece, where he died 
April U, 1802, aged TO. 

He was a quiet, worthy and christian man. During 
his last ten years he read the Bible through sixty-eight. 




' Thomas — second sou of 'J'hoinas Taiiuov, .1r., — was 

born in Col•n^^■all, Conn., April 7, 1TG9, -where he spent 

liis boyhood amid 2>ioneer and revohitionary scenes. In 

1781 he moved with his parents to X. Lelxmon, v/hei'e 

'in 1780, when only 17 years old, he married Anna 

' AVarren,* and settled for a few years. Here, soon after, 

I both made a |)rofession of religion and united with the 

I church. 

! In 1701 he moved with his wife and child to Coo})erri- 
! town, where he followed carjientry and for four years 
j held the oflice of sheriff. Here he raised a large family 
j of eight children, who were baptized by liev. Isaac 
1 Lewis of the Presbyterian church, and received a 
{ christian training. After a residence here of eighteen 
years, in 18(>'» he moved with his family to DeKalb aiul 
I settled on a farm near Tanner Creek, f and followed both 
i farming and his trade. Here his family grew up to man 
j and womanhood, ol)tained their later education, nutrried 

j 'Anna %Varien".i ancestry i.-5 not knuwn, but she was doubtless a 

; native of Massachusetts, where the Warrens were prominent, some of 
I whose members early became distinguished, and later became numer- 

[ OUS. 

j i His small, unpaintt'd frame house was still standing in ISTo, but is 

: Kow torn down. This creek was formerly a large, rapid stream, passing 

! throug-h much wild, rocky and picturesque scenery, and affording power 

' for a saw mill. 


aiul many of them settled about liim, and here, under 
tlie labors of Rev. James Jolmson, himself and wife^ 
witli t'nnr or flvp other families united in formhicr, about 
1817, the I'resbyterian church of East DeKalb. 

And now, in 182T, after another eighteen years resi- 
dence in this adopted town, he removed with his wife 
and son Warren to Attica Center, Wyoming county, 
where his sons William and Joseph had preceded him, 
and settled again until 1830, when he buried his wife. 
The balance of his days he spent with his son William, 
in christian ].atience and wailing, when, after a short 
illness he died .July 10, lS>j-l, at the age of i^S. 

lie had always been well, retaining his faculties of 
body and mind to the last. Kewas a man of medium 
stature and strong constitution, of ydain habits and 
marked individuality. His life was honest and upright, 
his mind and conversation pure and pleasant. Tie was. 
a consistent and devoted christian, a member of the 
Presbvterian church of Attica, and was loved and vene- 
rated by the whole community. 

Section First. IIarky— oldest child of Thomas 
Tanner— was bom April IT, lt88, in X. Lebanon and 
when a child moved with his parents, in KOI, to 
Cooperstown, where he obtained a limited education. 
Again in 1800, when 'U years old, he moved to DeKalb, 
served in the war of 181-2 at Ogdensburg, and on his 
return married Olive Edson of the same town in 1815, 
and settled in Ilermon; followed farming and raised a 
family of seven children. His Avife dying in 1842, he 
married a Mrs. Palmer of Canton, in 1841. by whom he 



had one soil;, and slie dyiii,^^ in ISoO-l, lie married a<rain 
Mr^:-. J^ent of Herman in 1854. wlio died west in 1S88. 
He held several toMii ofliees. as jxist-master and super- 
visor, drew a pension many years and died A})ril 15, 
1880, aged U"-3. and Wiis buried in llermon. He was a 
large, heavy man, a good eitizen and mueh respected by 
his neighbors. 

His children wei'e as follows: 

1st. William ]-'.., born in ISlt] in Hermon, married 
Fanny Sutherland Septemlier 1 , 18:3';, settled in the s;ime 
town and followed shoemaking, and liad three children. 
Many years later he settk' I in Canton, buried his lirst 
wife in August, 187t;,. and married again, ^Irs. Jane D. 
Sims, ]\lareh 11, 18T'.i, who still survives. After spend- 
ing a useful and christian life, he died June 2'.), 1883,, 
aged 07. 

His cliildren were: 1st, Henry F., born October 17, 
1842, married Clara Follet, settled in Wisconsin, and is 
still living; ^d, Mellssa A., born August -.^3, 184G, and 
died July 10, 1S7G; 3d. Hakwood I)., born April 14, 
1850; married Eugenie Smith June 10, 1800, settled 
in \\'isconsin and is still living, 

2d. Cakolixe, born in 18"20, married Wm. B. 
Kose, a miller, February 16, 1843; settled in Paissell 
many years, but in 1883 moved to Middlebury, Vt., 
where she is still living. He had three children: 1st, 
luwix H., born May •;, 1844, married, had one 
child, and died in March, 1870; "^d, Lauka M., born 
September 17, 1846, and died in infancy; 3d, a daugh- 
ter born 'May 7, 1848, and died in infaiu-y. 


3(1. FitAxcis, boni in ls-^,\, went to P)ufr;ilo. mar- 
ried llurriet Powell, '''a lovely lady," settled there, 
followed railroadinir. had three or four children, and 
tiled about 1S(;4, aged 4'-?. ]Iis children's names and 
history are not known. 

•itii. }>[r.Li.ssA. born in September, 18v'4, in Iler- 
nion, \\here she died, unmarried, in the autumn of 
1843, aged 10. 

otll. EniXKAM, born in November, IS'^T, in ller- 
mon, and died, unnuiri'icd, in June, 1S4T. aged 11). 

6th. IfAKitY, born in Xoveml)er, 1S"<I9, never nnir- 
ried, traveled many years with the liarker family as 
concert singer, and resides now near Lynn, !Mass. 

7tli. Olive A., born in Deceml)er, is.')*;, in ILer- 
mon, married Joel Olmstead in June, 18.VJ, settled in 
Potsdam on a farm, had two children, and Iniried her 
husband in February, lSU'->. 

Her children are: 1st, IiHoda C, Ijorn in 18G0, 
married Arthur C. Ames, and settled in native town; 
2d, Lauka M., born about 18G;3-4, and died, unmar- 
ried, in June, 188:3, aged about 20. 

8tli. Palmer, born in Decemljer, 1845, and died, 
unmarried, in June, 18GT, agod 2-^. 

Section Second.— William — second son of Thomas 
Tanner — was born in 1T91, in C'ooperstown, where he 
obtained his early education under Oliver Cory, and 
learned the tanner's trade of James Averill, and mar- 
ried Olive Andrews * January I",', 18r-3. In the spring 

* Olive was probably daughter of Win. Andi-ew.s of Cooperstown. 
editor of " Impartial Observer." 


•of the «;uiK' year lie moved to Attieu Center. 'W'voniiug 
county, settled on :i farm and also followed the tanning 
hn^iness. llavingr raised a family of seven children 
and his wife dying Octol)er 0. IS'-'AK he man-ied again, 
Vallonia li. (iarretsel in IS)!!,, hy whom he liad four 
children. Having spent a useful and industrious life 
he died September 11. ISO;.), aged VL He was a 
respected citizen, a good christian man and memlx'r of 
the Presbyterian church at Attica. 

His children were: 

1st. AxxA E.. Ijorn Decemljer 7, ISlo, in Attica, 
married Ethan Bartlett of Oi-angeville. a physician, iu 
18.31, whert- she settled and had live children, and died 
December 15, 184G. aged o3. 

Her children were: 1st, Xaxcy E., born in 183"^', 
died in January, IsOO; 5d. Mary T., born in ISo-l, 
married a Mr. Smith: 3d, Sauah A., born in 183G, and 
is a teacher in Warsaw; -ith. Thomas IJ., born in 1841, 
and died in April, 1807, aged 20; 5tli, Geokgk A., born 
in 1843, and is a teacher in Albany. 

2d. Xaxcy, born March 54, 1810, and died young, 
September 1, 1830. aged 14. 

3(1. Thoma.s W., born October 8, 1818, in Attica, 
married ^lary A. Webster January 15, 1840, and had 
four children, and is still living in Attica Center on the 
old homestead. 

His children were: 1st, Emma E., born May 8, 184'2, 
marrie:! K. S. Hatch of Warsaw X'ovember 7, 1807. set- 
tled on a farm in Wilson, and has four children: Duka 
E., born August 21, 1808; Etta B., born May 14, LSU; 


Mary E., born XovcuibtT 3, \^','2; Chaxxie K.,, born 
June 1, ISTO; :;!J, Geouge William, born December 3» 
1844, in Attica, married Adaline Ijenham in Xovember, 
18G5, has three cliildren: Eli, a A., l)'3rn in Eebruary, 
18G7, married Seth Lindsley of Attica; Ell-^ha AV.. 
born in ^fay, 18G9, married Ida "Welier of Attica in 
1800; ^[aky E., born May 1, 1875, and fs unmarried; 
3d, Ella A., born November 20, 1855, and died young 
Januiu-y 30, 18G3, aged ]; 4t]i, Mary A., born October 
7, 18G0, and died young May G, 188-.?, aged ■2-2, 

•itli. Joseph K., born ]\[arch 10, 1821, in Attica, 
married Lydia Xiciiols about 1845-50, settled in 
Buflalo, was many years a druggist, liad two eliildren, 
and died in June, 1801, aged TO. lie was a member 
and deacon of tlie Presbyterian church of tlie city. 

His chiklren were: 1st. AVilliam, born about 
1851-2, married Mary J. Kniglit of Attica, settled in 
White AVater, 3Iich., was a physician and had two 
daughters; 2d. Eloj;exce, born about 1855, followed 
teaching and then married a carpenter, a good man, 
since died, but she is still living. 

otli. Mary J., born December 18, 1823, married 
AVilson Knight of Attica, where she settled, had three 
children and died. Her children were, Maggie, Hen- 
rietta and Ida, of whom nothing more is known. 

Ctli. Olive, born March 5, 1S2G, and died unmar- 
ried December 31, 18G1, aged 35. 

7 til. Andrew J., born September 0, 1820, married 
Mary J, Sherman of Alexandria, Ohio, in May, 1850^ 


settled in Berlin, Wis., works in an otiice, had three- 
children and is still living. 

Hi? chiklren ■\vpve: 1st, Wtt.liam A., horn ]\lar(?h 4-, 
1802, married Kaie Evans of Chicago, settled in Mar- 
inette, Wis.; has no children; and is ii merchant; 2d, 
Fred E., born Xovember 3, 1860, died Fehruary 28, 
1885; od, Mai'.y E:, born December .5, 1870, and is a 
teacher in Duluth, Minn. 

Willianr's children by second wife: 
1st. Edwakd p., born Se])tember 20, 1832, never 
married, settled in Xew York as a grocer, and died 
December 18, 1881, aged 49. 

2(1. James II., born October 15, 1834, married 
Jerusha Freeina]i of I^ethany, January 1, 1858, settled 
in liatavia, engaged in coal business, adoi)ted one cliild, 
and died February 25, 1802, aged 57. 

3(1. IlAin:iET D., born January 2~), 1837, married 
Henry A. Kindall in ISo*), settled for a while in Cort- 
land, had no children, and died October 31, 18T0, aged 
33. She was quite literary and wrote for the magazines. 
•itli. Hei.ex ^[., born Xovember 17, 1830, married 
Wm. C. Smith in 1807, settled in Attica, and is now 
in University Park, Oregon, has two children, Frank and 
Frederic. Mr. Smith is working in the Oregon mines^ 
and Helen is teaching in the public schools. 

Section Third. Xax( y — third child of Thonuis 
Tanner — was born in 1704 in Cooperstown, where she 
received her early education. In 1800 she moved with 
her parents to Dt-Kalb, where she married Isaac I'.urn- 


liam^-' in ISlo. and settled in Ilernion. About 1S35 
she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, but soon returned. She 
raised a family of eleven children, and died in August, 
1871, aged 7i. Xancy was a Christian Avoman. a mem- 
"ber of the DeKalb Presl)yterian church, a faithful wife 
and a good mother. 

Her children v.ere as follows: 

1st. Elisiia, born March 2o, 1S14, in Jlermon, 
married IMary I'lielps of Kichville in December, 1S40, 
settled in Hermon, ke2)t hotel, had five children, and 
died Xovember IT, ISl'O, aged TG. 

His childi-cn were: 1st, Adelia, born Octol)er 5, 
1841, nnirried James Kelley, settled in Ilermon, and had 
five children: Allie, Eva, Frank, and two others; 
5d, James E., l)(:)rn April 30, 1843, and died in 18S1; 
3d, Isaac ^L, l)orn December 2, lS-44, and died in 18G5: 
4th, FitAXKLix E., 1)orn C)ctober 14, 184G, and died in 
1871; 5th, Edgau S., l)orn September •2-^,, 1853, and 
married Helen Derby ] )ecemljer '2d, 187G, and settled in 

2(1. ^Iakv, born in February 181G, married Joseph 
Pottei-, settled in Joliet, 111., had two sons, and died 
there June 12, 18G8. 

The names and history of the two sons are not 

* Isaac was son of ]\Iajor Burnham, native of Massachusetts, and 
English, who about ISO.', settled in Ogdensburjj and later moved to 
Cleveland, and tlied there. Isaac, >yorn about ITW, was one of four 
■children, viz.: Artemissia, who married John Cleghorn ; Clara, who 
married Woodhouse, and Olive, who married Humphrey Cleghorn. 
Isaac served in the "war of 1312," and died in ISjl. 


3d. Naxcy M., born February 16, ]818, and died 
unmarried October 28, 1851, aged 33, 

■Itb. Louisa, 1)orn December 2, 18-20, married 
Deacon Hubbard, settled in Obio, near Cleveland, bad 
two cbildren, and died there. 

Her children were: Clakkie, wlio married in Joliet,. 
and Willie, history unknown. 

5tli. Aktamisia, born October 18, 1823, married 
]Marcus A. Brown between 184-2-4, settled at Parma 
Center, Ohio, and has a large family, but their names 
are not known. 

Gtli. Clakissa, born October 14, 18-20, and died in. 

7tli. Hauky, her twin, born October 14, 18-26,. 
married twice and settled hi Ohio and has a family of 
childi-en there. 

Stii. Isaac, born February 19, 1820, married Lucina 
Meacham, settled in Ohio and has children there, but. 
their names ai'e not known. 

9tii. Emily A., born August 10, 1831, married 
George Pooler between 1850-55, settled in DeKalb, had 
two children, and died Xovember 13, 1880, aged 49. 

Iler children were: 1st, Clarexce, and ■2d, Ixess A., 
who married a Xewell. 

lOtli. Hariuet, born March 22, 1834, and married 
Edwin Alexander about 1855-00, and settled in Iler- 
rnon, had two children and died June 10, 1886, aged 52. 

Her children are, 1st, Harry I., who lives in Pdch- 
mond, Va., 2d, another, name not known. 

11 til. AViLLiAM, born June 1, 1838, never nuirried, 


.served in the civil \v:\r, was taken prisoner and died in 
Andersouville, June :.*1., 1S04. aged '^(i. 

Soo-<if4n Voiirt!!. T.OUT^.^ — fourth cliild of 'J'homas 
'Tanner — was horn about nft>^ in Cooperstown, moved 
Avith her parents to DeKalb, and nnirried King Fullett, 
a Mormon deacon, between lS'K>-'-v^r), had two chiklren, 
and about 1S35 moved to Kirthind. Ohio, and joined 
tlie Mormon cliurch* sliaring its fortunes; in 1S4S 
slie went to Utah. At a later })eriod, leaving her hus- 
l)and, she ]-eturned to Milton. Iowa, where she was 
residing in ISSO, and where her son and daughter are 
supposed to be living. 

Section Fifth. Jekusha — tifth child of Thomas 
Tanner — was Ijorn in December, InuO, in Cooperstown, 
and in early life nnjved with her parents to DeKalb. 
Here she mari'ied Pelatiah Stacy,* January '^s, 1819, 
and settled near "old DeKalb" on a farm. She raised 
a large family of twelve children, and having finished 
her work, died June 3(», 18 Ti', aged TG, her husband 
preceding hei' four years. 

She was a woman of great energy and industry, an 

* The Mormons began making disciples in western New York about 
lts30, but soon moved to Kirtland, O., where they settled in large num- 
bers and built a temple. Driven thence a few years later, they moved 
•o Missouri and then to Illinois, where they built the city of Xauvoo. 
In l.':48 tliey emigrated to Utah, organized an independent church and 
state, which has since been subjected to the United States government. 
* Pelatiali was a son of Isaac and Martha A. Stacy, a native of New 
England, who moved to Cooperstown between 170 f-!*-, an early settler 
and patron of learning. In lb04 he removed to DeKalb and died there. 
Pelatiah, born in 17'.«, was the sisth of eleven children, a man of great 
resolution, patriotic and public-spirited, a prosperous farruer and pro- 
fessing christian, who died much lauiented, PYbruary -4, 1ST:.', aged i^K 


earnest and active cliristian, a member of the Presby- 
terian cliurcli from girlhood, and a faithful wife and 

Her children were as follows: 

1st. James, born Feljruary --iT, 18-2-.', married Caro- 
line Smith June IS-lii. settled in DeKalb^ as a farmer. 
had foui- children,, and died Xovember '•?, 1858. in 
Auamosa. Iowa, aged oG. 

His children are: 1st, Ap.tiE;, born XovemVter 17. 
1847; -^d, Jane, born Xovendjer 20, 1840: 3d, Flok- 
EXCE, born October 24, 1851; 4th, Fi;eemax, born 
February 5, 1851. Of their marriage, settlement and 
families nothing has been learned. 

2d. Jekumia, ])orn March 24, 1824. married D. 
Hills December 24. 184ri. settled in DeKalb, had one 
child, and still living in Fdwards. 

Her child. May. born July 10. 1853, married AVilliam 
Little in 187:. 

3(!. Lydia, born ]\rarch 20. 1820, married William 
Matteson January 1. 1852, settled in DeKalb, had two 
children and is still living. 

Her children are: MixxiE. born October 1, 1850, and 
Atta K., born in April, 1800. 

4tli. Wjlliam M.. born August 13, 1828, married 
Emily Percy Feliruary 5. 1850, settled in DeKalb as a 
farmer, luul seven children, and died in January, 1802, 
aged 04. 

His children are: 1st. Claka. born July 4, 1857, 
married L. C'ahonn, in 1S70; 2d, Geoi;(;e A.. 1)0rn April 
27, l^y.K nnirried 31innie Johnson; 3d, Ai»A 11., born 


April '•?•.>, 18<il, marrifd B. Madison in 1884; 4th, Cora 
E.,, born July 21, 180:5, married ]I. Miller; 5th, IIettie. 
M., born Jannarv lit. isiih. nian-ied J. Percv in 180]; 
Cth, ].EsLiE ^y., born July 15, 1808; Trh, C. ]J., born 
November 30, ]8To. 

otl". Isaac AV., born August •;?5. 18:30, married 
Sarah A. Johnson February 5, 1850, settled in Gouver- 
neur, as a farmer, had live eliildren, and is still living. 

His children are: 1st, Cai:rie M., born Xovembcr 
14, 1857, and died in July, ]8f;8: -.M, May G., born 
Xovember 5, 185;», married A. A. Murray September 
14, 1880, and has ehildren: :jd, Ei.mki; A., born Octo- 
ber •.>1, }SCy2[ 4th, William P., born March "20, 1804; 
5th, Atta E., born October "24, 1875. 

Gtli. Joiix S., born May l'.], 18:5:], married Char- 
lotte A. Kellogg November 10, 180-|, settled in Ana- 
mosa, Iowa, i^i an attornev, and has four children. 

His children are: 1st, Ei>sox E., born about 180:3, 
and is married; '2d, Mariox L., born about 18G5, and 
married AV. D. Skinner, physician; od, BERXiiA S., born 
about 180T-8; 4th, William K., born about 18T0. 

7th. Erastus W., born April 4, 18:35, married 
Sarah A. Drury Se})tember *, 180-2, settled in DeKalb,. 
is a farmer, and had four children. 

They are: 1st, Pearl, born January 12, 1808, died 
March 1, 1880; 2il, Bertha, born May 4, 1870; 3d^ 
Bessie, born in January, 1873: 4th, Fran'kie, l>orn July 
10, 1880. 

8t]l. Mary A., born Octoljer 1, 1837, married 

I THOMAS T.VNXEK, 61;. 45 

I Owt'U ^luiTiiy So]itL-nil>er T, l^'ll, settled in irernioii,, 

I luis two children, iiud is liviug. 

1 They are: Ut. Gj:oi:ge W., born Septenilx-r 27. ISi;:), 

' married Jennie Ku'iileston in IsOl; 2d, Fkank E., born 

! ]\Iare]i I'J. ]s;(i, and is unmarried. 

I Dth. Ei.i^HA ]!.. born May 4, 1840. mari'ied Anna 

i 8. Ik'nton of Canton. Febrnary 22, ls(;4. settk-d near 

I Aiiamosa, la., had tivf children, and still living. 

I His children are: 1st, IIattik IJ., born June 'J, 18G0, 

I married :\[ilt<)n E. Ik-ck. Marcli 6,, ISfO. and st-ttled 

; near her })arents; 2d. 1'j;axk T.,, born ^fareh 20. l^;l. 

[ and died January 2'.). is; 2: ;>d, Joiix S., burn I'eeem- 

i ber 27. ls;2. and living; 4th, Clixtux W . born ]\lareh 

I 31. 187G, and died May 4. 1878; 5th, IIelex E., born 

I Xoveml)cr It, iSsD. 'aid living. 

1^ lOtli. ]\rAi;iA C. born Feluaiary 14. 184:]. married 

1 Charles F. (irecn. minister, Ajn'il 18. 1878, settled in 

* DeKalb. had twn children, and died in (_»ctober. l8Sl», 

I aged 4<;. She had sjiinal curvature. Iler children are: 

I 1st, John A., burn July *.». ]s7i); 2d, Cai:l 8^.. born 

I April 3, 1881. 

I lltli. Ei>>OX F.. born July 20, Islo, enlisted in 

I the civil war, and died in the service (>ctober 2, 18G4, 

[ aged F.. 

f: 12tli. Cjiaklk< 1'., burn October 4. ]s48, married 

i Francis H. Aljell. at Anamosa. la.. Xoveml.ier 2o, 187(.>, 

i Settled in Chicago in 18^8. is traveling salesman and has 

I twu children: l^t. IIuukkt A., born Octuber C 187:;, 

>. and unmarriril: -^'d. (tKurim-: 15., l)orn Ai>ril s, l.s7><, and 

I unmarried. 

I ■' 



Section Sixth. JosKra— sixth child of Thomas 
Taxxek— was born March -rS, 1S03, in Coopcrstowii, 
■:n(l in. 1-:1-? mov.:-l with hi> hrotiier AVilliam to Attica, 
lie married Floriila Tooley Fehruary •.^^, IS'^s. settled in 
the same town and followed farming twenty years: ha<I 
here three children, then in IS-hS moved to Sprir.gville,, 
Erie county, engaged in meroaiuile business and died 
October 11, 187:5, aged TO, his wife dying three years 
hefore. Both were members of the Presbyterian 

His children were as follows: 

1st. AxXA L., born October 'ib. IS'i'.K nnirried 
(ieorge E. Bensley, February "^o. 1850, and settled in 
Chicago in l8t!-2, and had four children. 

Her children are: 1st. 11., born October 
7, 18.r^, married Enuna Excell of Brooklyn October 7, 
is::}, where he is supposed to have settled; had live 
children, moved onto a peach farm near South Haven, 
Mich., in 1888, and died December -^t. 1880. 
His children are: Clakie E., Geokoe E. .Jr., Roy 
E., XoKMATHAEE, and one dying in infancy. They 
are living with their mother on the peach farm; 2d. 
Ella F., bom September :3o, l>o>], Married (ieorge H. 
Pierce of Chicago, February 12, 1884. settled in Chi- 
cago, and is now living with her parents, and Inis one 
child, Makiox L., born May 11, 1888; ;3d, Lottie C, 
born between 18o8-0(), and died when she was three 
years old: 4th,«TE0ROE E., boru in October, 18(;0-r,2, 
and died in infancy. 

'2(1. PacHAiiF) W., born June 5. 18:)2, married 

TJfUMAS TAXXKi;. su. 47 

]\r;uinila Ihiskiiis ])eeoinber ol,, IS-jo,. tettled in Spriiig- 
ville ill im.'1'caiitilo busincis, hail tive cliildreU;, and is 
still livino-. 

Jlis ediildrcn wore: 1st. AxXA F., born February "^'S, 
1S50, and died August 15. IS'JO, aged 31; :2(], Allcx J., 
l>orii June TV,, ISi;.'). married Mary Henry June 10, 
IS'.il; .'3d, IIai;i;y W., born May •■34. ISGS, married 
Nellie B. Lowe Doeember 14, isiil: 4th, Clakk W., 
born January -^O, IST'2; 5th. Orace II., born May G, 


3(1. CirAi;LE.-< J., born April 4, 1837, married 
Louisa Bumiy January 15, ISO"?: now settlt-d in 
C'liieago, engaged in tl)e live-stoek Ijusiness, and has 
one eliild; (rEOiiGiA E.. born May 10. 1804, married 
John V,. Woo.lbridge July 1<;, ls^7. and has one ehild, 
IIklex L., born Xuvember 15, l>;>'.i. 

Section Seventh. Lucas — seventh child of Thomas 
Tanner — was liorn in Coopcrstown, January 10, 1805^, 
moved tlience to DeKalli. where he received an elemen- 
tary education, and married Sophrona Ames of CantoU;, 
aljout 1835. settled in Ilermon and followed farming 
and liad four childi-en. In L^5"^, atfected by the preva- 
lent '-gold fever of California."" he started thither, "via 
the cape," but died at sea August 11, aged 47. lie was 
an active and excellent christian man and liis untimely 
death much lameutL-d. 

1 1 is children were as follows: 

1st. ]'et>ey. born about 1830 in Ilermon, married 
a Mr. Miles between 1850-8, had no children, and died 
some Years since. > ' 


2<1. Maria, born in IS-")!*, in Hfrnion. niarriod 
Eicluird Allen in 18G0. settled in Canton, had two 
oh:!-''" '\ nn'l i^ ^^ill living. 

IFer children arc: 1st. M. II. Allen, horn in ISCl 
in Canton, and settled in Chicago in business; 2d, Ida 
]\[. Alijin', born in IStJG in Canton, where she is still 
living — not married. 

'id. Luul-;a. born in 18-l-"i in Ilerinon, married 
George Ingalls about 1S03. settled in Canton, had one 
child, and is still living. 

Her child is: Fi;axk, born in IS'U in Canton. 
Avhere he is living. 

4tl«. FiiANK. born in 1844 in llermon. married 
Josie ^I. Lawrence in A])ril. JSOT. settled now in Cedar 
Rapiils. Iowa, is in mercantile Inisiness. and had thiee 

His children are: 1st, Charles L.. born in 18C8 in 
Cedar Rainds. wliere he is still living: -^d, Fkaxkie. 
born in ls(i'.i. and died in inftmcy: .'3d, Bessie, born in 
18T1 in Cedar Ifapids, aiid now living tliere. 

Section Eighth. AVakrex — eighth child of 
Thomas Tanner — was l»orn in ls(i'.i. probably in l)e- 
Kalb, where he received his early training and education. 
and grew up to manhood beside the woods, rocks and 
glens of Tanner Creek. In ls--.'r he moved witli his 
parents to Attica, arid here, tlniugh sutfering from feeble 
health, he followed teaching. He died unmarried in 
February, l8oG, aged i'i. He was aii excellent christian 
man "the verv salt of the earth.'' 


Z K It A T A X X E P. . 

Zei{a — tliird son of Thomas Tjiiiiier — avus born in 
ITTO in Cornwall. Conn., and hence a mere child during 
the Eevolutiou. After the vrar he moved with his 
parents to Xew Lebanon, Conn., and thence about 
IT'.H) went to (iranville. Ilert- he Tuet Junette 
McAVhorter,* whom he married in lT'.)0-3. Near 11'.t> 
he moved with his family to Coo])erstown, wliere he- 
resided fourteen years, followed faruiing. and where- 
five of his eight children were born. In IS'JO he 
removed to AVarsaw.f A\'yoming county, and settled on a 
new farm on West Hill, two miles fr(jm the village and 
near his father-in-law. Here he rt-sided and toiled 
until his death in Xovemlier, ISoT, dying ^udileidy of 
heart disease while sitting at supper, aged 'JT, his wife 
dying the next .Jaimary at the same age. Soon after 
their arrival they both united with the Presbyterian 
churcli on profession, near the date of its organization, 
and lived quiet and consistent Christians and good 
citizens till their decease. His children were as follows: 
Section First. Polly — first child of Zera Tanner 

• Jenttte was daughter of John ISIcWhoitsr, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, 
v.ho early married and settled in Hebron, and later in Granville, and 
thence in ISfJT moved to Warsaw. She was born in 1771, the third of 
^even children and siiter of Samuel, the first school teacher and 
iuitice in Warsaw, and occupant of -everal county and state oilices. 

■* See Appendix F. 


— w:is boni .January T. K'.'-"^. in Omuville, wliencL' slie 
moved with her ])arents t.) Cuii}ifr>to\vn and tht-nce in 
1800 to War.-aw. Here she obtained a conmion selio<:)l 
education, and nnirriLHl l.ewis Wood* January ];. 18lo. 
settled near Oh-an till ls-,!:;-i. then in IVrtageville till 
1830, and last in Sharon Center. She had ten children. 
and after an arduous and useful life, died July 7, l!<50, 
aged 01. aiul her husl.and in ISr,.-). Their religious 
profession was that of Universalist. 

Her children were as follows: 

1st. SrsAX E., horn April i:'., 1S15, in C)h-an,, and 
died unnuirried. January -27, isi^ aged G'^. 

2(1. LofiSA. horn July li>, IslT, in Glean,, married 
.James II. r>arnes ahout lS4it. in rortagt-ville, where she 
^settled, then at :kIillgrove, Cin.einnati. and Xunda. 
>vhere she died ^lay 50. 1SG4, aged 47. 

She had four children: 1st, :^Iaky, who nnirried 
Frank Wagi'r of liuffalo, and has four cliildren; id, 
Lewis, who married in Xunda, and has three children; 
3d, Arthi-k, who nnirried in St. Louis, and has two 
children: 4th, ALni:i:T, who died unmarried. 

3(L Mary Janet, horn Fel)ruary 2->, ls-20. in 
Glean, married first Abel liose, September 2'^, 1840, 
and settled in Millgrove and Sharon Centre, and had 
two children; married second Clark Carrier, in lb")!, in 

* Lewis was son of "WLeelock Wood and Lydia Murdock, who were 
married in 1754, in Uxbridi^e, :\Ia:.s., their native trnvn, where he was born 
October 15. ITST. In early life he moved to western New York, where he 
found his companion. After filling variou- spheres of useful and pub- 
lic life as lumberman and legislator, he pa^^ed away .September :«, iy>.5 
aged TS. 


the latter town, and had one ehikl; nutrried third 
Daniel Hoil^-e, Fehruary 22,, 1S5S, in the same town, and 
is still livinir. 

iler ehildivn aif: Isi, 1Iaj;i:y A. ]'iO.>i:, born Decem- 
ber 1*)^ 1842, mairied Ada Peal)ody of Ceres, and has 
four cliildre]r; 2d. Edwix V. IJOSE, born in 'Mny. IS-l-t, 
married Emma (ilinis, and has no children; od, Lf:wis 
C. Cakkiek, born 1S52, married Cerie lirock of Ceres, 
and had two danghters and one son. 

4tli. Xaxcy E., born ^NLay 27, 1822, in Glean, 
married .September 22, In-13, John Tinuk-y, a farmer 
and inventor, settled in Portageville, Sharon Centre, 
and ]'hiladel}diia, had fonr children and is still living. 

Her children are: 1st, Elokexce E., boi'n April 2T, 
1S45, married John E. Dillenger in 18G.">, and has one 
child, SxEi.LA; 2d, Moxkue \V., born December 12, 
1850, married ^laria C. (^uiljil of Philadelphia, Jannary 
1, 1880, and has one child, Juliax'; -Jd, PniLO B., 
born December 9, LSoT. married first Josie Creede, in 
188T; second Alice Parent, in 1889, and has no children; 
4th, IIelex M.. born August IG. iSot, married Tlernnm 
8. Pice, January 1, 1880, of Portville, and has no 

otli. EviLiXE E., born May IT, 1824, in Portage- 
ville, marrieil between 1844-G Jacol) B. Saxe, Univcrsal- 
ist minister, settled last in Fort Scott, Kansas, had four 
children, and died in 1881, aged 5T. 

Her cliildren were: 1st, 3Iaky, married and settled in 
Fort Scott; 2d, Eva: 3d, Edwix; 4th, Nettie. 

6tli. Jl'LIa. born Octul>er 1, 182G, and died in in- 


Ttli. PKi:\iKi.rA, born ^hircli 4. IS-.^O, in I'urtiige- 
ville, niarried William JI. CluKldttek aliout 1840, 
jeweler, coloiiel in Unitcl States Anny, and car nian- 
ulaetiirer, soiiied in Warsaw, and last in Annisbon, 
Ala., had two oliildren. and died South August 2S, 
1888, aged 5 'J. 

Her children were: 1st, Xkllie. unmarried: '^d, Isa- 
bel, married Frank Muroh of Jersey Citv, and has one 

Stll. Jaxe, born August ">, 1831, and <lied in 

*)tli. Lkw]s X., born March 4, ISoo, in Tortage- 
ville, married between l>.")o-5 Eliza Este of Shai-on 
Centre, where they settled and had three children. He 
served in the civil war, and was killed ^May 1<). 1804, 
aged 31. 

His children were: 1st, Foi;est E., married Alice 
Jackson, and lives in DeGolia, Pa.; ^d, Lewis J., nuir- 
ried Jennie Lyman, and lives in Poulette, Pa.; 3d, 
Lizzie, married A. E. Stickler, and lives in Farmer's 
A'alley, Pa. 

lOtll. Edwjx v., burn April 1?, 183';, in Portage- 
villa, married <)Iive B. (ilinis Jnly '.i, 1803, in Sharon 
Centre, where they settled, and later in Ceres, has had 
fonr children, and is living. 

His children are: L-t, Eva (I., born June 30, 18';4, 
and died in infancy; -^il. William, born March 4, 18*;*;, 
and living unmarried: 3d, Ciiaf:les. born (Jctober IG, 
18G8, unmariied: 4th, Xina, born October 8, 1881. 

Section Second. Cyrus— second child of Zera Tan- 


]ier — was born December 11, 11 'J V, in Cooperstown, 
moved witli his parents in ISnO, thrDUirli ihe wilJeriiess,, 
to 'Warsaw, wliere lie was educated, and grew up on a. 
new farm, married Jane -V. spencer* May 11, L^'^d, 
and later settled on bis father's farm in AVarsaw, and 
raised five children. In May, 1S08, he suddenly dierl of 
heart disease, as did his father, at the age of Tl. Him- 
self and wife were members of the Presbyterian church 
of AVarsaw. 

His children Avere as follows: 

1st. Isai!j:l E, born February 17, 1827, married 
Elizar W. Xorton. in Decemlter, 1840, and settled near 
Warsaw, had two ehildren, and died January "^IT, 18-j<), 
aged '2d. 

Her children were: 1st, Ella, born in 1818. married 
Daniel Keeuey between 18'^8 and "To, settled in AVar- 
saw, and had four children, Artiiuk, Cora, Edxa, and 
AValtek: 2d. I-ahkl, born January 20, 1850. married 
E. Jewell between ls;0-5, had two sons, and died a few 
years ago. 

ti(l. CoKDLLiA, born January 2, 1>31, in "Warsaw,, 
married IHram Rich August T, I8il2, settled in Belfast, 
X. Y., and has two children. 

Her children were: 1st, Charles, born September 
2.'>, 1804, married ^[innie Marsh October 7, 188."), settled 
in Belfast, clerk in store, and lias two children, Leola, 
born Xovember 4, 1880, and Charles, born in 1888; 

» Jane Ann was dau^'liter of Phinf-as anil Elsiy Spencer, resident of 
Greenville, New York, where she born June -'J, li^)'-], and where sht- 
was raised and married. Her death was in January, ISSti. 


2d, William ^l.. bom ]\rareli 13, ISOG. married llattie 
Gloasou, March 4, 18S5, settled in Moravia, a mechanic, 
h.,o lv,v children. Axxa M.. born in l><r., and Robert 
G., Itorn in 1^1*0. 

3(1. IjAUKA, l)orn in IS'VL and died in infancy. 
. 4-th. Edwaud, l)orn April IS. 1,^:34. in Warsaw, 
married Charity Maranville Xoveniber 0, ISot""'. settled 
in his native town, has two children, and is still living. 

His childrun were: Ist, I^auel, born Jnne oC ISoT, 
married George Taylor, settled in Warsaw, and has one 
child. Coka; 2d, :\Iariax, born Fcbmary 1, 1SG2, mar- 
ried Will Pnrdy, Ijut was left a widow, and is living 
with her father. 

otli. Maiiy a., born Fel.ruary W. 1S3S, in Warsaw, 
married Artemns T. Benson May 18, iSf-^, settled at 
Cattaraugus Station, has three children, and is still 

Her children are: 1st. Elizabeth, who married 
Frank Weidner, settled in Bntlalo, and has one child, 
Grace A.; 2d, Faxxie; 3d, Nellie, both living at 
liome unmarried. 

Section Third. Rebecca — third child of Zera 
Tanner — was born in Cooperstown October 31, ISoQ, 
when a child moved with her parents to Wtirsaw, and 
grew up under jiioneer surronndings. She married 
Warren Webster* December 20, ISl'J, and settled on a 

* Warren %vas son of Elihu Webster, a native of Connecticut, who 
early settled in Hami-ton, and then in !&<:« moved to Warsaw and took 
up land. Warren was born in November, lTf'5, was educated in Warsaw, 
was justice of tiie peace in Oranc;eville, elder of the Pre^liyteriaii 
church in Riph-y and Gowaiida, and diid in the hitter town January -'7, 
IS&i, ased O'J. 


I'anu ill Oraiigeville, where several of Ikt ehildreii \vere 
lx)ru. In l:^:J3— 1- slie DioveJ to Franklin, I'a., tliencu 
to Ifipley. X. y.. and later to Gowanda, where her h.u^- 
band died, ^he hail ten ehildren, live (»f whom died 
young, sjK'nt hur last years in A\'esttield witli her daugh- 
ter Martha, and died Ajn-il -JO. ls;0. aged 78. Slie was 
an intelligent, intL-resting and christian woman, and 
member of tlje Presbyterian church, "When TU years 
old,, she wrote a lieautiful poem for her family. 

Her children were: 

1st. AValtkk, liorn in IS-Jl in Urangeville. married 
Mary Johnson in 1845-G. and settled in Gov/anda, 
engaged in leather and shoe ])usines?, then, in l>i'-".*. 
moved to lUislmell, 111., had five children, and died 
there of consumjition. 

His children were: 1st, Charles, who died in 
infancy; --id, Mary L., born July 5, 1848, in Gov^•anda, 
married George W. Ikirpee of Bushnell in 18G0, where 
she is still living; 3d, Helex L'., who died at 5 years: 
4th, Carltox AV.,, who died at 2 years; 5th, Walter. 
Jr., born December 31, 1SC4, in Bushnell, where he is 

2(1. Jexxette, ]>orn in 1826 in Orangeville, married 
Pwight Dickson about 1850, settled in IJipley, had four 
children, and died of consumption July 30, l8f/>t», 
aged 34. 

Her children were: 1st. Walter H., born April S, 
1852; 2d, Warrex A\'., born July 14, 1854, married Sadie 
Arnold in 1878, and has two children; 3d, Ada J., who 
died in infancy; 4th, Carltox A., born ^Nlay 4, L^'iO. 

Oi) THi: GESKA].0(iY OF 

I-{(j. Ma]:tha a., born in 183l>, tnul died at 5 years, 

4th. ^\'lI.l.IA^l v., born in 1834 in IJijiiey, married 
Lnrv F. Perrv of (iowanda. had one son, now living, 
and died March -21, 18G4, aged U. 

otli. Martha, born in 1837 in riii»h'y, married 
A. il. Miniger of Uipley June V^, 1807, lias two chil- 
dren, and now resides in Westfield. 

Her children are: 1st, C^eokge W., born February 
9. 1871, in Kipley, and is unmarried: ■■2d. Mattie E., 
born October 17, 18^^, in AVestlield, and is unmarried. 

Gth. AiJiEKT S., born about 18-10, and died in 

7tli. Albeut H., born in 1844, and died at 10 of 

Section Fourth. Iua — fourth child of Zera Tanner 
— was brirn in Cooperstown Xovember 0, 1803, when a 
child moved with his jiarents to AVarsaw, and died 
in 1813, while still a mere youth. 

Section Fifth. Eliza — tiftli child of Zera Tanner 
— was born in Cooperstown July 3, IS^^b, moved with 
her parents in 1800 to Warsaw, where, under primitive 
surroundings, she received her early education. She 
married Eli Kood * of Wethersfield, May 11, 18-20, 
where she settled, had three children, and died October 
21, 1840, aged 3o. 

Her children were as follows: 

1st. Zera T., born February ^l, 1827, married 

♦ Eli wa-; a son of David and <Rnih Hood, native of Vei-mont; was 
born October ol, 1797, eame to Wetbersfield in 1^17. wlicre be i-ettled. 
and died in ];77, a^jed W. 


Piosetta Brown in 184::t. settk-d in AVethersfifld Spa., 
had four children, and i* now living in Cirand litqiid?, 

His chihlren are: 1st, Eliza, born abuul ]^-■K>. iriar- 
ried Smith Scoville and settled in "Warsaw; '^.l, Loi;a. 
horn about 185'^, married Americus Pruer and settled 
in AVarsaw: 3d, C'laka, born about 1854, and died 
young: -Ith. Fi;axk. l)orn al)Out 185G, and is supposed 
to be living in (Irand Piapids. 

2(1. David P., l^orn July IM, 18-JO, married Eliza- 
beth l^oddy. February 20,, 1850, and had one child. 
His wife dying in 1855, he married again Xancie A. 
Truesdell, October T, 1850, settled in AVethei'stleld. was 
in the civil v/ar, had three children, and buried his wife 
in 1885. He nuirried third. Helen A. Poyce. Xovemlier 
0, 188T,, had one son, and is living in JohnsonV>nr2'. 
3H-. Pood served three years in the civil A\-ar. was jn-o- 
moted to second lieutemmt. and wounded at the battit- 
of Cold Harbor. 

His children are: 1st. Eli, born Octol/er ^O. Is51, mar- 
ried Kate r^Iahanny. about 18^0, and had four children. 
Hklex, born in 187 T. Xoiimax. Viorn in ISV.K Mamik. 
born in 1883, and CiiAiiLEY, boi-n in 1885. Eli now 
resides at Suspension Bridge; 2d, ^[\ii\ E., born August 
5, 18(17, married AdelV)ert Cook, settled in Wethersiieid 
Spa., has three children and is still living. Her children 
are: Mabel X., born in 1880, Ada, born iji 1880. and 
AViLLiE. born in In'.'I; 3d. Dora 15., born August n. 
18(10, marrifd William Burch ^Iayl.]s87, settled in 
^A'arsaw antl has two children, Jexxie M., born in 3I;iv. 


18S0, and Bkssie B., born in May, ISO?.; 4th, Lilliax 
A., born Xovember "-30, IST'J, and living witli ]jcr parents; 
5th, Daxike p., Jr., born Xovemljor 4, LSS,^. 

3(1. IIelex E., born Marcli lo, lSo->, married 
A\'arren ]]. ^Morgan abont lSo<t, liad two cliildreii, and 
died July 17, 18o4. 

Her children are: 1st, Charles, born in 1S32, and 
living in Clinton. Iowa; ■■'d, Eaielixe, born in 1854, 
married W'ni. Hatfield and settled in Warsaw, and luis 
no children. 

Section Sixth. CLAj^>^,A — sixth child of Zera 
Tanner — was born (Jctol»er 21. LSot, in Cooperstown, 
and wdien 2 years old moved with her parents to "W'ar- 
saw, where she received a common school education. 
She married Lemuel Smith=^' of Portageville July d. 
18-^8, where she settled till 18.">4, wdien she moved to 
Portville. She raised four children, an 1 having served 
her family and ag'\. fell asleep in 1883, aged TO. She 
was a bright, energetic woman; a faithful witV; and good 

Her children are as follows: 

1st. Sarah S., born March 28, IS'^O, in Portage- 
ville, married Andrew L. Kice Jtily 20, 1850, settled in 
Portville, luid four children, and is still living there. 

Her children are: 1st, Hiram L., born January 10^, 
1852, married Helen M. Tingley January 1, 1880, lives 
in Portville, and has no children; 2d, Butler H., born 

* Lemuel, son of .Seih Suiitli of Canada, his native place, and born 
between LSM-tj, was one of three children, Nathan and .Sophia beinj^ his 
brother and sister, who moved with their parents about lsi;j-l.") to New- 
York. He died in 1>S4 in Portville. ayed about M. 


^.'oveinber ■■2S, 1S.>3, and is iinnuirriL'(l; ;3d, Uxa E., 
born July G, lS'}(i, and is deceased; -ith, IIakkiet E.,. 
l^orn June '^l, 1811, and is uninarried. 

2(1. lIiRAM ]^., born August 0, J Sol, in Portage- 
ville, manied Cliarlutte M. I'ereival of Charleston, S. C, 
June lo, 1S5T, wliere he settled till the beginning of 
the eivil war, when he came ^.'orth and settled in Olean. 

}Ie liad six children: 1st, Julia C, born August 3, 
1^5s, in Chai'leston; '-id, (tKac]: 1*., born August "-^7, 
18<;-2,, in Olean. and married E. A. Wood of Grand \'al- 
ley, Pa., Sejitemlifr lo, 18s;; 3d, ^Ia\ M., born March 
'-.'■■3. 1804, in (!»lean. and remains unnntrried; 4th, Jkssie^ 
A., born December --11, ]8il7, in ()Iean, married John E, 
Eggleston of the same town Juno 10, IS'.H; oth, Amie 
L., born Sei>teniber 8, 18T3, and is unmarried: 'ith, 
Frya) p., born Xovember --l'), 18^4, and is unmarried. 

3(1. Jan'E E.. born April 7, 1835, in Portville, 
niarried Eugene E. Puggles in 1850, now settled in 
La Crosse, Wis., had four children, and is still living 

Her children are: 1st, Claka E., born March 30, 
1857, married Charles M. Eane in 1870, is living in 
Charles City, Iowa, and has three children: Warrex, 
Clixtox and Guy; id, Emma A., born in Piipon, AVis., 
August 30, 1800, nuu-ried 0. X. Schall of Chaides City 
in 1884, had one son, Euuex'E, and died much lamented 
^ejitembor 30, 1885; 3d, IIarmoxy, born ^March 11, 
1807, in Pipon, married A. W. Schall in 1880, settled 
in EaCrosse, and has no children; 4th, Irvixg E., born 

G (I . T 11 E G f: X ]•: A LO G Y (' I- 

]\Iuy 2, IMT^;, ill Charle- City., and i^ living with las 

■irth. Emklixe :\r., liorn August 18. 1843. in I'ort- 
ville, luaniL'd John 3ri;(iru\v* of lioehester al>out 18G5. 
had three children, and Iniried her liusband. 

IJer children are: 1st. Ciiaklks S., horn in 18G;; 
2d, Fkki). Ivjrn in 1870; 3d, Lillian, born in 18T-4; all 

Section Seventh. Zeua — sevonth child of Zera 
Tanner--\vas Ijorn Au^i:n?t 0, 1810, in ^^'arsa\\•, grew up 
under the hardships, scenes, and as-i<ciations of a new 
country, married Kuth E. P'osterf alx.ut 1S34-5, settled 
in AVarsaw, followed farming, liad one son, and died 
while yet young, Xoveni])er 2]', 1830, aged "-^G. 

Zeiia L., born December 5, 183<;. when 10 engaged 
in the naval service and has followeil the sea ever since. 
During the civil war he was in government service, and 
active in the ca})ture of Fort Fisher. lie is now com- 
mander of the United States Steamer Albatros. on the 
Pacific coast, with headquarters at San Francisco. 

Section Eiglith. Fmelixe— eighth child of Zera 
Tanner — was born in December, 18F2, grew up amid 
primitive scenes, and was educated in the country 
schools. She married Willis Pettibone about 1^30, and 

* Jolm was son of .JoLn MeGraw, of Scotch ancestry, ami a wealthy 
lunibenuau of FiMchester. He died December ■-^J. 1>^TT, 

+ Rutli E. was daughter of Luther and Ruth Foster, natives of Lon;,' 
Ishind, w]jo settled iu iS2:j ia War.-a\v. Luther was a good Chri:rtiari 
man. Ruth E. was one often children, sister of .Tulius Foster, a gradu- 
.ate of Haiuilton Colleiie, and a Presljjterian minister. 


settled ill her luitive town. Slie h;ifl one cliild, and died 
soon, June '20. l.S:3-,\ in ht-r •■2dtli year, deatli lopping the 
hono-1i ill its first fruitas'O. 

Her child ^lAirriiA. born between ISol-^ married 
Clark J). ^Nlunger of Warsaw hetween lSoO-5,, moved to 
Kilbourn City. Wis., had four children, early buried 
her hu-l»and, and is still living there, a widow. 

Of her four children only one is living, E],lis I). 



I S A A C T A N X E It . 

Isaac — I'oui-th child of 'J'honias Tanner — was boni in 
Cornwall in ITr-i, and was a small child durinir the 
period of the revolution. About ITbl he moved with 
.his parents to Xew Lebanon wliere he obtained his early 
education, and thencf. in K'.'o. to C'ooperstown. then a 
small new town, ami the country wild and woody. 
Here the same year he married Priseilla Davi.-. settled 
down proliably on. a farm, and raised three children. 

In 1800 he moved with his family to DeKall), and 
settled again on wild land in a new country. Hi.-, first 
wife dyino" in February. is'Vi. a few years later he niar- 
ried again, and August 5(i, IS-");] his death occurred, at 
the age of 81. He was of medium height and corpulent. 
of active temperment and jovial disposition. He was 
called -'Captain Tanner." serving perhaps in ••the war 
of 1812,*' or in the State militia. 

Ilis children were as follows: 

Section First. Isaac -first child of Isaac Tanner 
Sr., — was born in 1T04 in C'ooperstown: wliere he 
received the rudiments of an education, and whence in 
1809 he moved with his parents to DeKali.i. He 
served in "the war of 18r^\," being stationed at (>gilens- 
burg. After tlie war closed he was engaged for several 
years on public works, on •• the old AUjany roail,*" and 


in building the "' Arseniil of liussell.'' In 18-^5 he 
married Lucrt'tiu Living'ston, and some years hiter set- 
tled on a small farm in DeKalb, and followed farming 
and teaming. He had seven childi-en when, in 184G, 
his wife died, lie married again Phebe Jane Percy 
in 1840, by whom he had four children, and died at 
DeKalb Junction, his last residence, in 1880, aged 8G. 

He was a rather large, corpulent man, of social ami 
easy-going haliits. 

His children were as follows: 

1st. Zeka, born about 185(j, remained unmarried, 
followed a roving life, went west and died in AVisconsin. 

2(1. John, born about 18-28, married ^[ary .Marium. 
and died without issue at DeKalb Junction. 

8d. Lora, born about l8.')0, did housework, and 
before the civil war wejit with a family to Charleston, 
S. C. where she is supposed to have died unmarried. 

4tli. William, born about ls;j-|. nuirried Martha 
liice, settled in AVisconsin, has five children, and is still 

5th. l^xxc. born in 183-4, nuirried twice — his last 
wife v»-as a Aliss Harris — went to Minnesota, is now set- 
tled in Dakota and has three children. 

6th. Priscilla, born in ISoG. married Timothy M. 
Craig of Canton in 1875, where she settled, had one 
child, and is now living, a widow, in DeKalb Juiiction. 

Her child, Stanley, was born in 1877. 

7 th. Ira, born in 1838. enlisted in the civil war. 
and was killed in Ijattle in 1801, aged '2d. 

Stli. Sarah, born in 1851, married first Daniel 


Glasljy of Edwards, and had two children. He dying, 
she married again 11. Eeed. had one child, and is living. 
*>t]K James, born in LSoo, married Carrie Mulligan 
of DeKalb in 187S,, settled at the .Junction, follows 
railroading, and has three children, (iEKTKUJJE, Bkkt, 
and Ernest. 

10th. Maky, horn in 1855, nuirried George Bab- 
cock of DeKalb, a baggage-man, in December. ISTT, 
and has two children. Minnie and Eestek, and is still 

11 til. Emma, born hi 1858, nuirried first Arthur 
Brown, and lie dying, married second Chauncey Baker, 
has three children, and is still living. 

Section Second. :\Iary (Polly)— second child of 
Isaac Tanner, Sr.— was born in 1700-8. in Cooperstown, 
moved Avith her parents in 1800 to DeKall). married 
Wm. Cooper* in l8-2(b and settled at Cooper's Ealls, had 
one child and died young, about iSot*. 

Mary, her child, was born in .January, 18-^7, married 
^Stephen Slosson, merchant in DeKall), about 184:, had 
six children, and died October 15. 1n50. Her children 
were Stephen, Mary L., Charles, and Clieton, who 
are dead, and George and Lester, living in Xew York 
City, the former being the noted •■ Champion billiard 
Section Third. Sarah i Sally i— third child of 

♦William was son of .James Cooper, native of Burlington. New .Tersey, 
brother of Courtland and .James, nephew of .Jiidtce Wm. Cooper, and 
cousin of .James Fenimore, the American no%-pli-^t, one of a noted and 
numerous family. He married a second time, had one more child, and 
died October 24, h-->'^, ab.nit 60 yeai-s old. 



Isuac Tanner, Sr. — was born aliuut irOS-lSOO. in Coo])- 
orstown, niovcu with her parents to DeKallj in ISO'.', 
Tnnri'ir'il Conrthind C'ooiier in lS"2il. and a few years 
hiter moved to C>swego. where she died, leavir;g two 
cliildren. Emu v and Jamks. both of whom died voung. 


axxa taxxeu williams. 

xVxxA — fifth cliild of Thomas Tanner — was born in 
ITT'!, at Coimvall, and when a small child muved with 
her parents to Xeu" Lebanon, \vhere she received her 
early education, and thence, in Ki):]. to C'o(i}terstoAvn. 
Here she married David Hatch,* }ihysician. in ITOo, 
and settled in tlu- same t(jwn. By him slie had two 
(diildren, when, about 1T08.. he left lier for causes not 
well known. 

Aljout LSUU,, Anna married again John Williams of 
Cooi)erstov,-n., where she settled a few years; then in 
1S()0 they moved to DeKalb. settled on anew farm, and 
raised a large family of ten children, all Ijorn in DeKalli. 
They early with others united in forming the First 
Presbyterian church of East DeKalij. 

About 1S4II she buried her second liusl_>and, Jolm 
Williams,! and spent the balance of lier days with her 
sons. Having spent a piimeer life of liard work, she 
died Septemlier -i'), 1850, aged so. 

* Mr. Hatch, i)rob!i>)ly a native of Conntcticut, went to New tjrloans, 
married again, became ^^'ealtby, and died tbere. 

-I .Tobn was probabl\- r^on of Kensselaer William*, native of C'unnerti- 
cut, who, with his brother Ric-hard, settled in Cooiier.-to\\ n betv.-een 
l^W-T, and establi>hed themselves as merchants. 

The Williams family were numerous and prominent in ea!ly New 
England history, and several families became pioneer =ettk-rs of differ- 
ent towns in Otsego county. 


She was a woman of i^reat eufrfry and endurance, of 
kind Christian spirit, a faitliful wife and good motiier. 

Her eliildren were as follows: 

Section First. i'ui.i.Y IIatcii — first child of Anna 
Hatch — was horn in Cooperstown in 3Iarch,, ITDO. 
moveil with her mother in ]^<ti',) to DrKalb, married in 
May, iSlo, Xehemiah I'.arker of l^usell_, a farmer, 
settled in DeKalb, Ilermon, and IJossie, also in Essex 
county, had ten children, and died in liussell in IS&i, 
aged OS: her husband dying a year later.* 

Her cliildren were as follows: 

1st. Jaxk, born Xovcmber 8, 1S14, in DeKalb, 
married Amos Keth of liossie in June, 1^3f>,, where she 
settled and had four children. Her husband dying of 
consumption she married again Kich.ard Allen of Can- 
ton, July 10, 180T, who died live years later. Mrs. 
Allen is now living in Lasising, ^vlichigan. 

Her children were: 1st-, William H., Ijorn in is'o'J and 
died in ISOO; 2d, Kl-iii, born in lsJ-1 and died in ]Sb2: 
3d, Silas, born in 1843 and died young, all three dying of 
consumption: 4th, Axxettk, born ]\Iay 30, 1853, mar- 
ried :\Iarch 30, ISTS, H. T. 3E. Treglawn, merchant in 
Lansing, and has three children. 

'2(1. Clakissa, born in February. l.^l'J, in DeKalb, 
married Orley Gibbons in 1834, settled in Kus-ell, hail 
four children, and died in 1853, aged 3T. 

*Mr. X. Barker was boni in Vermont in 1T'.'1, moved with his two 
brothers, Chesley and Daniel, to Russell at its first settlement, about 
1W3. Served as volunteer in " the war of IM-' " at Ogdeusburg, followed. 
farming, and died in 1S'>3, aged T-. 


Her elii](lreu were: 1st. llrnuARii: -^d, Asin.F.v: 
3d, SoJ.ox; -itli, ()i;lky; all niarned arid living. 

3d. Axx Eliza, born in January, isls, in l)eKall>. 
married Benjamin Bull in lS-3(;, settled in l-ewis. Es.~e.\ 
county, had four children, and died in 18T4. aged 5(i. 

Ider children are: 1st, Ei.LEx: '.M. Maf.y; 3d, Jks- 
tixe; and 4th, C'iiakles; all inarried and living. 

Itli. Timothy 11. . horn May s, ls-20, in Ilermon. 
married Caroline Ereeman I)ecenil>er •-.'. 1S45. settled in 
Lewis, and had two children. liis wife dying, he mar- 
ried again ^fargaret Pritehard July 4. is.H. moved to 
South Grove. Illinois, in l>^i'i'), had two children, and. 
died ]S'ovcmher 2iK is To, aged 55. 

His children were IIexky, Pkiscili.a. and two others 

5tll. C'liESLEY, born in lS'3i, in llermon, went to 
California between lS55-0(i. married twice, had two 
childreri, and became wealthy. 

6tli. ^liLLY, born in is^'-t in Jlermon, married 
Lorenzo Harris, farmer, about 1^44. moved to ^^'iscon- 
sin, has two children, and is still living. 

Her children are Mauy and Willie. 

7 til. Pklscilla, ])orn in l.s--»tj, married Calvin 
Knox of Iiussell, in bs5-i. where she settled, and luid 
two children and died. 

Her children were: 1st, Helex'. born in 1853, 
married Charles Smith, and has three children; "^d, 
Jestixe, born in 1855, married, and dead. 

8tli. Jestixe. born in 18-^8 in Hermon. married a 
Mr. Presbv of I^ewis. moved to Wisconsin and hail two 


fliikli'fii, and buried her husband. Slie married again 
I'resby I.owelL and is still living. 

}lor fhildren are J.OKEXZO and II ai;ri>. both young 
int-n groAvn. 

9tli. AViLT,iAA[, l)orn in ISoO, niarried ^Nfary J-'ree- 
man of Sonierville in iS.'iO. st'ttled in Rossie. has four 
children, and is a pros[)erous farmer. 

His children are Frkd. Charley. AVillie, and 
Bertie, all grown up. all married but one. a]id settk'd 
about home. 

lOtli. Charles, born in 1832, served in tht- civil 
■u-ar tliree years, was i.iken prisoner, and died in Ander- 

Section Second. Timothy B.— second cliild of 
Anna Hatch — was Ijorn June 10, 1T08, mo\ed in ISO'.i 
with his mother to DeKallj, married ^fartha Fuller 
about 18-23, settlt'di in Hermon on a farm, and luid 
seven children, all born in that town, llis wife dying. 
he nnirried again Jjydia Couley, and third Sally A. 
Williams. After an industrious, successful, and worthy 
life he died June IT, ISTo, aged 75. 

His children were as follows: 

1st. William, born February 11, 18-^-i. went to 
Wallula, Washington, married, settled, and died, 
leaving no heirs, October 20, 1800, aged •',»]. 

2(1. Ardelia a., born December 5o, 1S"^5, married 
William D. Oilman, a carpenter, December 2.5, 1844-, 
settled in Hermon. two children, and died Sepjtem- 
ber 14, 18.5T, aged 32, her luisband dying two years 

70 THE gkxj:alo<;y of 

llcr cliiicli'cu were: 1st. Dj:j;ius. bom in IS^r;. and 
died at four years: ^d, born in 1:^48. and 
died at <j years. 

3(1. ^Eaugakkt, born March -^T. 1S-2S. married E. 
]). Morgan in lS4s, and settled in DeKallj on a I'arnu 
had no ehihlren, and died in ]\[arch 1850, aged "^8. 

4-tll. JOHX F., liurn July •.^•.\. ls:',n. married Thyrza 
Ilfiyes in 1855, settled in ]\[oody, Franklin ootmty, had 
three children, and died Docemlier -.U, iN'.il, aged Gt>. 

Ilis children were Bkkmkx, A\'illjs, and Ual.-kv. 

5fll. LuKETTA, born August -^O, IS'-V-L nuirried E, 
]). Maddock in 1850, and had one child. Her husl)and 
dying in 1808. slie nuirried again L'harles ti. ^latteson, 
a retired farmer, February :2"-2, 1^14, and settled in 

Her chilli, Ei>\vai;i» II., l^orn about 185T, died young, 
betweeir 180:]-4. 

Otli. -ArAiiY. l,>orn X'jvembei' 18. ls;j4, married 
Win-low T. Barker Febnuiry •>!, 18T<>, lawyer and 
circuit judge, settled in Dubufjue. h>\vA, had no child- 
ren, and buried her husliand Ijetweeu ls;-2-4. She has 
since resided in ^\'ashingl<Jn, D. C, and eiigaired iu 
otTice work, in the patent otlice deparimenr. 

7th. HAitKiET, born .July 'i'^, 1>3'J, married Octo- 
ber 1, 1850, Isaac (lii>bons, merchant, had one cliild, 
and is still living. 

Her child, ^Iinxie, liorn Decend'cr "-27, ]S5T, died at 
5 years old. 

Section 3(1. Eliza — third child of Anna Williams 
— born about l8Ul, in Cooperstown, moved with hei- 

TirOMA^^ TAXXEK, .-iU. 71 

parents to DoKalb, niarriotl llarrv Sta(:'V of the same town 
abour 1820, and .settled in riiehville. In 183-i she 
niovpil to ("^liio. s.'ttlp'l on a 1'arm. li;iil eleven ehildren, 
and died in 1836. aged 35. 

Her children were as follows: 

Six vi them died in Ohio, and the father returned in 
1843 with the uther tive to DeKalb, \\z.: 

1st. Hakky. 

2(1. JOHX. 

)id. Jazzy, who married Smitli of East DeKalb. 

-ifli. Julia. 

5tli. MakiAj who married U. 11. Chandler and 
settled in Ogdensburg. 

IIakf.y, Jojix, and Lizzy have sinr-e died. 

Section Fourth. Rensselakk — fourth child of 
Anna "Williams — was born in Cooperstown in 1803;^ 
movi.'d with his parents t" DeKalb. rnarrifd Catluirine 
Kandall of the same town about 183<>, settled there on a 
farm,, followed farming and teaming, liad three chihlreii 
and died in ISV.K aged -ii!. 

His children wt-re as follows: 

1st. JoHX, born October 'il, 1833, married Malinda 
E. Baker June !•;, 18.-)-t. serve<l three years in the civil 
war. then f<dlowed blacksuiithing in Ht-rmon. had three 
children, and hurried his wife in 181 '2. He married again 
Emma M. Hamilton of Hrrmon, and in 1884- moved 
to Mankato, Minn., and engaged in insurance business. 

His children are: 1st, a son, born in 1808 and died 
in infancy; •2d. Ekixe, born in April. 180G, and now a. 


type-wrirer in St. Paul; 3d. ]). ^"l:l;xETTE. born in Julv. 
1807, and now a book-keeper in Mankato. 

'"'♦'. Dj-TK.R Mr born -Tniy 31. ]'53T. married 
Cliaimcey Knox Oetober 0. ISoO. lie dyiny in two 
years, slie married again, "Win. K. Boyd, Ajiril 13. 1S(;5. 
settled iu Eussel. had two children, and died Januarv 
■20, 1802, aged 54. 

ller children were: 1st, LrxA. born September 1. 
ISCG, unmarried, and teaching sehool: 2d. T.ydia, born 
in IS'i^, and died at two years old. 

Jid. Martha, born in dune. 1S40. married Wm. B. 
Craig, in April, 1803, a merchant, a)nl settled down in 
^lankato. She has iio children. 

Section Fiflli. WILLIA^[ — fifth child of Anna 
AVilliams — was l)orn in 18(i."). in Cooperstown, and moveil 
Avith his parents to DeKall), where he married Amanda 
Burnette of the same town .Alarcli 5, 1828. He settled 
here till 1843, when he moved to Canton, raised ten 
children, and after a useful life, died September 13, 
1885, aged 80, his wife dying five years later. 

His children were as follows: 

1st. Mary A., born September 25. 182^, and died 
unmarried January IT. 1880, aged 51. 

2(1. Bexepict B., born December 12. 1831. Mar- 
ried Clara Cooley November 7, 180»>, and settled in 
Dexter, Mich., and had two children, Albert and 
AxxA, and is still living. 

Sd. Clara M., born July 20, 1833, married Benj-a- 
Tiiin liose, April 14. 1850, and settled in Clarksville. 


She has thrte chiiJren: 1st, Fkaxk: -.M, .Myi;a, and 
od, Cora; and is still living. 

4tli. Amaryllis, born in Maix-h, 1<S35, Diarried 
(iardiier Butterwortli ^lai-cli •.*'.•, 18o5, and settled in 

She had two ehildren: 1st, Clara, liorn in l->58, and 
died in l.S^i;; -.M, Mary, born in IS'lG, married and 
settled in Caiiton. 

otil. Edhar, bfirn Septenilier 10, I80T, married Jane 
Kobinson January 8, 18r.("). settled, in Canton, and had 
thi'ee ehildren. His wife dyiuL: he married again Eliza- 
beth Saver, February 18, 18T-, and has another ehild. 

Ilis childrfu are: 1st, IJosalie, born in 1800, and 
died young; 2d, Edna, born in 18T0; 3d, Fraxk, born 
in 18^^'; and ith, Bp:llk. born in 1891. 

(Jth. Florixda, born iJeeember '21, 1839, married 
William Anderson August 31), 18v0, and settled in 
iSelma, California. 

She has two children: 1st, Bessie, born in 18T8; and 
•id, F'raxk, born in 18:0, 

7th. William H., born December 12, 1841, served 
in the civil war, and was killed in the battle of the 
Wilderness, May 17, 1804, aged 22. 

8th. Joiix !»., born May 0, 1843, served in the 
civil war, and was killed in Petersburg August o, 1804,. 
aged 2]. 

*>th. F]u(iEXiE E., born ^lay 10, 1845, married 
William Ifallock January 2, 1807, and settled in. 
lirighton, Michigan. 

She has one child. WixiFREi^. 



lOtli. Leslie A., born April 2';, 1S4'.\, mar- 
ried Edna Adsit Juhl' 10, 1S74. had one son, and his 
Avil'e dyino-, he married auain Ella Wilson in ]\Iareli, 
188.-), settled in Watertown, and has another son. 

Ilis children are: ^'EI;N"0^", 1)orn in 1881: and Clak- 
EX( E, horn in 1880. 

Section Sixth. Xoaii C. — -sixth child of Anna 
Williams — was l)orn in Fehj-uary. 1807. in Cooperstown, 
married Sally A. j>aker of llcrmon, abont 183-2, settled 
in the same town as farmer, had seven children, and died 
Septemlier •-.^'S, 18.")4, aged 4T. His wiff survived him 35 
years, and died 80 years of age. 

}lis childrfn were as follows: 

1st. Sakaii. Iforn June o. ls:3:j, nuirried Otis Earle 
2S^ovember l^i, 18.>i, settled in Edwards and then in 
llt-rmon, had thrt-e children, Ijecame a widow in LSTT, 
and now lives iit Gouverneur with her daughter. 

Her children were: 1st. Uowek 11., Ijorn January --iO. 
1853,, in Edwards, and died in infancy, July ]8, 185-1; 
'2d. Feokexi E, Ijorn April •-il. 1850, in Edwards, mar- 
ried 8^ilas A\'. Payne of Antwerp, ^[ay 13, 1^74, Scttleii in 
the same town till 1883, when she nn^ved to Gouverneur, 
and had thrt'C children, Webster E., born 3Iarch 10. 
18T8, and died Jaiinary 12, 1882, J'Lrxv F., born October 
■8, 18';0,anddied January 5, 1882, and FLuiiENCE B., l)orii 
3Iarcli 1, 1883; od, Ciiakles P.. Ijorn June 24, ls58, in 
Edwards, married xVddie B. C'haj>in of llermon. August 
20, LsT'.i, and settled in Gouvei-neur, and had three chil- 
dren. Oils H., liorn Julv2T, 1881, and died ])ecember2u. 


]bSl. ill infancy. Flofikxce I., born August 5, 188'J, 
iincl FkaxcI::-. I.. l>oru Si'pk'mber ]. 1880. 

2(]. SxMPEE Ik. born in August. 1834, inarried 
J^Iary .M;itto.~i»n Octobei' '-J.'). 18'">0. thi- dying in January, 
18(;--i. lie Uiarrietl Nettie Baker in February, LSiii. and 
slie dying in I^'ebi-uaiy. IsOo. he married again ]\Ir.s. 
Elinor Deniing in Martdi. 18<'>T. ami settled in Athens, 

He had one child, XoAif C. l)orn in Feliruary. ]>^G8, 

■who married ^klinnie and li^x■s in Athens, 


:^(1. ]Ielex ^r., born Xoveniber 3, 183G, married 
]\rartin Kinnie of Ant\ver]», Felu'uary 18. 1858, had two 
children, and now lives in llerinon. 

]Ier children are: 1st. IJowEit. Vtorn about 18G0, and 
died: -.Id, Fkaxk, l)oi'n April I'.t, }st;,r>, married 3Laud 
Jlanilcock l^ecemlier 3i|. lMf^\. and is settled in llernion. 

4tli. ]Ii;nuv ('.. born ]May lb 1838. married Mary 
1]. {>vcrn !Nrar(dL 'i't, 18")>i, settled in llermon, had five 
children, and died .May I'.K 187., aged 31'. llis widow 
lives in the same Town. 

His childi'en are: 1st, ^L^iitiox, born July 14, 185!', 
marj-ied Wilbur X. Failing February I'i, LsT4, settled in 
Baltimore, and ha> two children, Fj:axces, born June 
14. 18;!», and Charles C W. 11.. born in December, 
181)1: -Jd. iDEf.LE. Itorn Se])tendjer --.M . 18'i"?, and livt^s 
in Hermon; 3d, Fred. l)orn Se])tendjer "if). 18tjr>, mar- 
ried Florence Stew;irt June ••i4, Is'.'l. and settled in 
Athens. Ontario: 4th, AVielie. born in 18T:?, and died 


next year; otli. Boavei;, lionijuly "2). 187'1. and live? in 

5tli. Mai;iox, born O("toher 15, 1840, and died 
April 5, 18.V.>. aged 18. 

6tli. Eliza, born January 0, 184-i, and lives in 
llernion, unmarried. 

7tli. Fi;axces A., I'orn Xovenibcr 15, 1844. mar- 
ried Ephraim Jacobs of Spragueville, January 1. 1ST3. 
He dying in 1882, she married again, Hiram J5. Ke^ne 
of Keenes, <~)ctober 31. 1883, and is now settled in 
Gouverneur, and ])as one child, Florexce M., born 
:May ir, 188'^ 

Section Seventh. Ii:a— seventh child of Anna 
Williams — was born about 1810, married So})hrona 
Kennon of 1). I\allj, in 1831, settled in the same town on a 
farm, where lie had eigiit children, and died in 1882^ 
aged 'i2. 

His children were as follows: 

1st. John, born in 1832, and died young. 

2(1. Eliza, born in 1835, and died in infancy. 

3(1. Sally, born in 1837, married Manton Spencer 
of Delvalb in 1855, settled in Allegan, Michigan, and 
has one cliild, CiiaklEs. 

ith. ^Iaeia, born in 1830, and died, unmarried, of 
consumption in 18G2, aged 23. 

otli. Jairus, born in 1S41. married Martha Keeler 
in 1805, and is now settleil in Montrose, South Dakota. 

He had four children; 1st, Frank, born in 18*;5. 
married Xellie Smith in 1801, and lias one ehild, Mal- 
vixa; 2d, (''karles, bom in 1808. and died in 1885; 

THOMAS TAXXEi;. 61i. 77 

od, Tekley, buni ill ls:-^>; 4tli,, Ida, born in 18T-1, butli 
at home. 

Gtli. ]Iexi:v. 1>orn in 1845, married Martha Jialle- 
g;is in is; (j, st'Ttle i in iiis native town, and had one cliihl, 
find died in 18TT. aged 3",'. 

His child Lesteu, born in 1874, lives with ld< uncle 
Jairus in South Dakota. 

7tli. Thomas, liorn in 184T, was drowned in 18(i:.^. 
aged 15. 

Stli. Lucy, liorn in 1840-50, for several years had 
the care of livr father, then married Thomas Flight 
between 181"t_fi\\. and settled in Sterling, Connecticut. 

Section Eiglilli. Jl-lia A.— eighth child of Anna 
"Williams — was l)orn aliout 181"-2, married King Kiehard- 
son of DeKalb, 5;t.'ttled in Ilei-mon. Iiud seveii children, 
and died many y^ars ago. 

Her children: 

Their names and liistory are not known, save the 
youngest, C>j;lo, who married and settled in Iiu.-sel. 

Section Nint'n. IiUSsel — ninth child of Anna 
V\'illiams — was lutrn about 1814, married Jane Duran 
of DeKall), st-ttled tirst in ITernion, then later in 
Springfield, Illinois, had five children, and died in the 
s;ime io^yn some years ago. 

His children: 

Tlieir names and history are not known, save Anna 
and JoHX. 

Section Tenth. Sally — tenth child of Anna 
Williams -was born in 181G, married James Smith of 



DeKalb in 184'!. settloJ in tlie same town on a farm. liaJ 
one oliikl, since deceased, and is injw livinor a widow. 

Section Kloveiitli. W'altkk — el^'venth child of 
Anna Williams — was born Jnne 22, ISIU, married 
Annette Jlosford of Ifussell December 3, ISAo. SL'ttlcd on 
tlie old homestea.l, then in Enssell.'and last in Wimhim, 
Minnesota, had six children, and died .Vnu^nst 21. IsOl. 
aged :2. 

ITis children were as follows: 

Ist. (JEuiifrE, born January 4, lS4."t, served three 
years in the civil war. where he died July oi», 1S04-. 

'2(]. Jame.- E., born Octolier --.'8, 184G. served two 
years in the late wai-, nuirried Ida Mosier of Minnesota. 
June 20, 18TG, settled in the same state, and has three 

His children are: 1st, Buet, liorn in 1ST7: ^d. Xel- 
EIE, born in 18^5; 'it}. Auedjx. born in 1887, and since 

8(1. Cykj:xa, born April •■3'.'. 184'J, married W. W. 
Zuel in Minnesota, in ^November, isTo, has two child- 
ren, and is still living. 

Her children are: 1st, Archie, born in 1881: and 
2(\, Geace, ijorn in 1885. 

4-tli. Martexa, born April ■^.^ 184!». (twin of 
former), married H. K. l>uck of ]Jus.-ell Ain-'il 5, 18'i8, 
has three children, and is still living. 

Her children are: 1st, Jk'in, born in 18(;;); -.'d. 
Fkaxk, born in ls;-j; ;>d, J^ee(jy, born in 18S'.), and 

THOMAS TANXK];, >I!. t9 

otli. IIattik. E., horn Jamuirv ■.». ISoo. married 
Charles A. ^latthLAVs in Minnc-uta in .] )eceniber, 18T?. 
lirts six children, and i.> still livinir. 

Her ehildren are: 1st. ^Maiskl. l^orn in 1877 and died 
in isic-?: -^d, Tuxky, born iji l,s;',i: :3d,, ,MAri), horn about 
ISSv^; 4th, r>LAN'<ii. born in 1884; oth, Luella, born 
in 1S8::I; Otli, unknown. 

Otli. Daxikj. p., born July 10, ls.58, and lives in 
Windoni. unmarried. 

Section Twelftli. Ha rkiet — twelfth eliild of 
Anna Williams — was born in lS-2^), married JJussell 
Smith in 1841, settled in Kussell, had one ehild. and is 
now livini: in Ilermon. 

Her child MAiiY, born in 1843, married Duaue Allen 
of Kussell. 



CilAi'TEK Vlll. 


Sally — sixth child of ThonuLs Tanner, Jr. — was ])orn 
prol)al)ly ahout lTS-3. and died young-, in childhood or 
maidenhood, but of whom nutliina- i.s known, save the 
common tradition thtit there was such a daugliter. 


CilAl'TEli I A'. 


Lucy — soventli awl youngest ehild of Thomas Tanner 
of Cornwall — was born January 1-i, IT'Jl, in Xew 
Lebanon, moved Avith her ])arents in K03, to Coo]-»crs- 
town, where she received her early training and a 
limited education. 

She married Timothy ^\'aterman * of Pifrstown, in 
ISO'.',, and settled in the same jilace, on a farm, raised a 
family of four sons and seven daughters, and died tliere 
of erysi})ehis in ^lay, 1S.")5, aged 'J4. 

Lucy was a member of the Presbyterian church of 
Oooperstown, a faithful wife and good mother. 

Tiie following is the outline history of her family: 

Section First. IIuvAM — oldest child of Lucy 
AVaterman — was born September 15, ISIO, in Piers- 
town, married Lucy M. Ifussell in 1S31, settled in 
AVestern Xew York, and had one chihl. llis wife 
dying in 1S33 he married again her sister, ]\Liry A. Kussell,. 
in ISi'i, lived in Codjierstown and then in ^Tichigan, had 
one chihl, and his wife died in 1S43. \le married third, 
Sarah A. Miller of Pockford. in 1845, where he resided 
forty years, and died .March lU, lSs3, aged t'^. 

* Timothy was born September IS, 1T>5, and died October l'.», IS-W. He 
was of New England stock, but bis immediate ancestors are not known - 
Several branches of the family have been written up, but not this one. 
. There was a Simoon yVaterman of Coopcr^town, and his son Rcn-~elacr. 


lli^ el)il(lren were as follows: 

1st. ^^iKLAXTiirs Vi.. l>orn Octnlx-r ] :. iSo-.*. mar- 
liLil ]-^liza l^aia.-on in ISoS, in Xew Mili'urd, Illinois, 
and settled later in ^larathon, Iowa, lias eleven chil- 
dren, ami is still livin,;_^ 

His children are: 1st. Lizzri-:. Itorn in 1S50. married 
A\'. F. Conch Septt'nd:)er is. Jssl. and has three children. 
J^KKEXEicK, llAiiKT. and Jay: -^d. JIiRAM. horn in 
Janmiry, ISCl. married .Mary E. Couch Decemher T. 
1SS4. and has two children, WlLliER and PiUsskll: Ijd. 
Hakhy. l)orn in ])ecemher, lsc,:j. married Xora Coul- 
son Xovemljci' •?-.\.lS';il.-and lias no children; 4th. Jennie. 
Ijorn in Decmiher. isi;."). married X. L). Thompson 
April C^T, 1SS4. and has three children. lIr.\vEEL. 
Fkaxk, and Ethel, and settled near home: 5th. 
ICrnest, Ijorn in Xovember. IStJT. and unmarried: 'Uh. 
CLrNTON. horn in April, 18'!'.», and unmarried; Tth. IJeae- 
LAK, bi;>rn in Au:^-ust, IS^o. married F. K. lievnion 
January 2], LS'.il. and has one child, Earl, settled in his 
native town: 8th, Geoi;oe, horn in January, is;:;,, uiid 
unmarried; 0th, Alice, born in Februaiw, ISTo, and mar- 
ried Ai Shaffer October 30, l.sO-.>: lOtli, Maede, born in 
April, 1ST8, and unmarried: 11th, Garfield, liorn in 
iSeptember, 1881, and at home. 

2(1. Mary A., born February 1, 1843, married 
Charles :\r. Woolsey in 1SC7, settled in IJockford, 
Illinois, and has one child, Grace May, and i> still 

Section Second. Harriet — second child of Lucy 
^\'aternum — was born Julv 2'j, InU. nuirried Oliver X. 



Drake of Coopel•sto^nl, December 21, 1831, f^ettled in 
the same town, had five cliildren,, and died Xoveml)er 
-21. 1S5;^1. no-ed 4-.'. 

Her cliildren "were as follows: 

1st, 2d, and 3(1, died in early cliildlinod. 

4-tli. GKOi;i.iJ-: ^y., born in bS-14. enlisted at IT in 
the civil war, was in several battles, served to its close, 
and was promott-d to first lientenant. After the war he 
settled in Xew Orleans,, and died in IS'iS. aiied :.'4. 

5th. C>Livi;i; d.,. born in ISIT. cidisted in the civil 
■war when 14. and served to its close, married Alice .T. 
Cobb Octol>er 10, ISTS, settled in Piockford. and has no 

Section Tliird. Philaxder — third child of Lucy 
AVaternnm — was liorn !March '20, 1813, married in 183s. 
settled in PierstoAvn, liad one child, and buried his wife. 
He married again, went west, settled in DeKalb count v, 
Illinois, on a farm, had four children, and died April 
14-, 1883, aged TO, leaving his widow and children who 
are supposed to be still living in the same town, but 
whose a-'ldress and history are not known. 

His children are as follows: 

1st. Alice, born August 10, 184:4, raised and edu- 
cated by her grandparents, married Volney M. South- 
gate in 18t;-i. settled in Knckford, and has no children. 

2d. Belle. <^:;:__ijj — . - . 

3d. Ueoroe. . ""'_ - ^^^ — 

-1th. Emma. -/ / /,^J^.... ' 

Oth. Do EG LASS. 




Section Fonrt]j. Axx Kj.iza — fourth child of 
Lucy Waterman — v^-a? born Oetolier 2-\, 181 4-. nuirried 
Darius AV. rc..:-;JI:< Sci-iciaher VJ, ls;j;]. settled in 
llarpcrsvillf . Xew York, had one child, and died March 
11, is:j(j. 

Her child is: 

Anx E., horn October •■20, lS-'35^ married Oscar 
Dickenson Xoveml>er 1-1, 1855. He dying, she married 
again E. E. Lawton. June 18, 1807, and settled in 
Xinevah, X'cv,- York, has no children, and is ctill living. 

Section Fifth. Clarissa — tifth child of Lucy 
Waterman— was born Fel»ruary 15, 181<!, nnirried Lewis 
X. Brainard * in Pierstowu March 4, 1841. s*_-ttled in 
Cooperstowr., and had two cliildren. Li is.j.j she 
moved to Sterling. Illinois, and tliere died, in September, 
ISrO, aged (Jo. 

Her children are as follows: 

ist. Anna E., born August -..3, 184"^, married 
(4ordon ^f. Pierce, a soldier in the civil war. June •:•, 
1800, settled in Sterling, and her husband follows car- 
pentering. She has no children. 

2(1. Harriet, born June 4, 1844, married William 
Cavert of ^Vashington county, Pennsylvania, a 
ist, May 18, 18i]o, and is now settled in Denver. Colorado, 
but the history of the family is not further known. 

Section Sixtli. Okor(;e — sixth child of Lucy 
Waterman — was born October "-JO, 1817, married Pluebe 

* Lewis N., SOD of Icabod and Oriiha F»rainard, of Broome county. 
New York, was born .Tauuary i:i, isi:,', follow^-d the carpenter's trade, 
and died January 6, ISST, aged To. 


A. Millard of Bullstou, Xew York, about iS-il, and 
settled in Cooperstown, had two cdiildreii, and died in 
April, ]8T1, aged 53. 

His children are as follows: 

1st. Heney B., born May IS, IS-i'^, educated at 
Yale college, studied law and theology in Chicago, and 
was ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1SG9. He married 
Auronctta Sherman August -21, l.STr, settled in Chicago, 
and has two children. 

J lis children are: Edit]), born Xovember 12, 18TS, 
and Ci.AKA, born June 28, 1882. 

2(1. Harriet, burn in 1851, in Belvidere. married 
Kobert liowland, about ISTO-o, settle<l in Eockford, and 
has no children. 

Section Seveiltli. Alvika — seventh child of Lucy 
AVaternu\n — was born May 5, 1810, never married, but 
lived and labored at her parents' home in Picrstown, and 
died January 11, 1855, aged 35. 

Section Eiglitli. Lu<y — eighth child of Lucy 
Waterman— was born Ai«ril 12, 1823, nnirried George 
Chaffee of Cooperstown March 23, 1851, settled in 
Belvidere, Hlinois, in 1852, had one child, and died 
October It;, 185G, aged 33. 

Her child was: 

LiLLiE li., born September 7, 1855, nuirried K. J. 
Munn, a farmer. March ?, 1883, settled in her Tuitive 
town, and Inis no children. 

Section Ninth. William — ninth child of Lucy 
Waternuin — was born October 2, 182<i, married Anna W. 


Warrt'ii Xfiveinber •->*(•. ISoo. and settled in llydc Park, 
Illinois, lias two children, and is still living, in ISO"-?. 

His children are as follows: 

Ist. Klla W., Ixirn July S, 1858, married (name 
not known) Xovend)er :2s. 18T8, and now a Avidow Avith 
two children. William and Cufeokd. 

2d. May S.. born in 1800. and died in ISCG. 

Section Teiitli. Mary Axx — tenth child of Lucy 
AVatennan — was horn March 1, l8o<i, married C)liver X. 
Drake about 1854-5. settled in Piockford. had no chil- 
dren, and died in October, 188'.i, aged 59. 

Section Elevent]!. Emily— eleventh child of Lucy 
AVaternnin — was born July 10, 1832. nuirried C»wen 
Howard l)etween 185n-8, settled later in Topeka. Kan- 
sas, had two children, and died there in January, IS;'.', 
aged 4-t. 

ller children are as follows: 

1st. Hakkiet. born August 2, 1800. married 
George Armstrong in 1S8-2. and settled in Kansas. 

She has three children: 1st, Lee: 3d, Wixxie: od, 

2d. IIexkietta. biorn September 28, 18Ti.', nuirried 
Charles W. Allen, attorney, September 10, 1800, settled 
in C'hica^ro. and has no children. 


AlT]:XDiX A. 


William — son of Thonia; and Martlia Tanner — was 
boni in Ehodi- Island, i)ei'lia}>s Xewport. a])Out l.'Jo-oO, 
movfd Avith Ins })are]its in 1T-I(i to Cornwall, 
Couiu'Ctieut. married Hannah Xeweonili ol Kent, 
iMaroli -^o, ir49. and settled in Cornwall. He had six 
children, the d:ues of who.-e l.drth and their names are 
in the Cornw;i]l records. He was an active l)usi]iess 
man aud farmer, and died yonns;, about IT'Io. 

His children Awre as folloAvs: 


Consider — I'orn in June, 1T50, married riachel 
Benedict ]\Iarch o, 1',^-^, had tea children, and settled 
in Cornwall, but of whose life and death nothing is 

His children were: 

1>T, Haxxah. born February 10, ITT:]. 

'^u. AsEXATii. born January 11, IT To. 

oil. William, born February T, ITTT. 

4th, Bex.TAMiX", born August 30, ITTH. 

oTH, Fkedeic, l)oni ])ecember 15, ITSl. 

Cth, Olive, born Xovember lb, ITS-i, 

Tth, Fr.EXEZEU, ])orn March 4. ITSS. 

.Sth, liAcHEL, born January '24, ITOl. 

88 THE gkxealo'tY of 

9X11, hJAMUEL, born January V-l, 1T04. 

IOth, Sylvia, born February "-^o, 179(>. 

Further tlian the>e data obtained from tlic Cornwall 
records, notliintr is known of tlie liistory of tliese 
children, but it is believed that some of their descend- 
ants are living in Columbia and Hillsdale counties. 
Xew York. 

Tryal — l.iorn December --iO. ]VA, married lluldah 
Jackson, prol)al)ly daughter of Abram Jackson, of 
Cornwall, May U, i:::, settled east and had four 
children, but his history is unknown. 

His children were as follows: 

1st, Pkioi:, born in Fuin-uary, ITss. 

2i), Paxthea, born in January, ITOO. 

3d, Julius, born in July, FTOo. 

4iH, ]3i:iD<iET, born in A^iril, l.^i"»l. 

(Jf their life and lineage nothing is known. 


Ephraini — born June 4, no4. married lluldah 
3Iunson of A'ermont between 1 7i5-8<>, settled in Warren. 
Connecticut^ had eight childi'en, and died in the same 
town iu 1801, aged 47. 

Jlis children were as follows: 

1st, Makvix, born about ITSO, married Cornelia 
Tanner, his cousin, settled in Canaan, had four children, 
and died •'many years ago," in the same town. 

His children were: 1st, Kathaiuxh, who dieil voune-: 

Tiio>rAs TAXXj;i:, sh. 89 

two others "whose names are not known: Itli, C'elia, 
born between 18U>-14. married Samuel I)ewey, and 
lives in Los Amjeles. Califorjiia. 

■-2i). Cvrns. lx>i'n about KS">. married Lucy isturte- 
vant of AA'arren. C'onneeticut, settled in Illinois, had 
three children, and die<l "• some years since." 

His cliildi-en were: 1st, LucixnA, of whom nothing is 
known; 'h], Mii:AXi>A, who married one Salter, and 
settk'd in Sjn'ingiield. Illinois: od. A\'ili,iam, who died 

oi). Joseph Allkx, born in IT'.f^. nnirried Ura Swift 
of Cornwall in 181:5. and had five children. In ls3;;? he 
moved to Waverly. Illinois, and died there in isiis. ]{e 
was a Christian man. and deacon of the church. 

His children were: 1st. Ei.isha. born about 1814^ 
married, and was drowned while crossing the Xatches 
some years ago; -id, Hcldaii. born in 181G. nnirried 
Augustine Curtis, and settled in Waverly. Illinois; 3d, 
SfsAX. l)orn al)out 1818. and deceased: 4th. Ephkaim. 
born between 18".'(i-5. and deceased: ."ith. Edward A., 
born betMcen l83it-5, married Clarion Brown of 
Waverly, January 'lf^>. 18';i, and had two sons. He 
became a prominent minister and president of Illinois 
College, Jacksonville, and died in Eebruary, 1892. His 
sons were Allax A., and Ekkddie. 

4th, Lydia. born lietween 1785-1*0, married Silas 
P>eckley of Canaan, Connecticut, and is deceased. 

5th, Lrcv. tiorn about lt04, married Warren Stur- 
tevant of AVarren, Connecticut, had two or more cliil- 
dren. and is dead. ^ 

90 THE GEXEA 1,0(1 Y OF 

Jler children were: 1st, C'iiki>topiiek, seeretarv of 
the chumber of coiumerce. ]\Iiniiea])oIi.s: 2d, another 
son, who has a son, tlie Jxev. J. ;M. Sturtevaxt of 
Galesburg, Illinois. 

(JTH, Patty, born about ITOi;, married Dr. IJalpli 
Cai'ter of Warren, Connecticut, had two children, 
and is dead. 

ller children are: 1st, Luc"^', who married one Weller, 
of ]Iartford; -^d, Cyrus, of Clastenburg, Connecticut. 

Tth, Lucixda, born in ITOS, and died at 20 years, 

NTH, Maraxda, born iii lsO(), and died younger 
than her sister. 


Ebeiiezer — bom .Jaiiuary 20, 1T-3T and said to have 
been a soldier in the i-evohition, married Lydia Hatch 
Feliruary ,20, KS2, settled in AVarren, Connecticut, had 
eight or nine childrfu of whom several died in infancy, 
and died in ISIO, aged 02. 

His other children were as follows: 

1st, Ebexezei;, born between 1783-.^, married 
December 21, 1815, Dimmes Eldred of Warren, where 
he settled, had seven children, one dying in infancy., 
and died in April, 1802. 

His children were: 1st, Thalia, born in ISIT, mar- 
ried Henry Carter of Warren, Xovendier D, 1845, had 
four sons and is still living, but her sons, save one, are 
all dead; 2d, 'William E., born in 1810, married Julia 
Foot April 12, 18-10, had four children, and is now 


liviiiiT in AMuitt'tl, (.'onnueticut. Jlis clnlilrt'U are. 
Mamvix II, , born iu 1850, aiul is in business in A\"in- 
stcad, ^'l^TOR, born in l^.V-i, and died in 1S7*.>, Lucix'DA, 
born m i^i^4,, and dieii in l^tU>, and >^(-i;t.)n AV.M,, born 
in 1S5G. and now living in "Winsted. od, Ly])IA, bi;)rn 
in IS:?!, married Harvey P, Hopkins of A\'arren, August 
8, 1844:, has live eliildren, and is still living. Her 
children are Enu'AK]) S,,, Ella, Airriin;, Ficaxk, and 
BuKTOX. 4th, LrcixDA, liorn in 18'?G, and died in ls48: 
5th, Almyka. born in 183], and died in 1858, both 
dying unmarried; Gth, Samuel K., born in 1833, mar- 
ried tirst Lui-y A. IJobinson January 5. 18i)T, and had 
two children. JHs wife dying he married second Hattie 
Smith, January 1, l.s.s3 settled iu "Warren and has two 
more cliihlren: their names being Clakex'CL, Akdex. 
K'ay, and HKKiiEUT. 

•?J), Hlldah C, borii August 1, 1T03, married 
Aaron Sacket of Warren. May 15, 181(1, moved to Ohio 
in 1840. had nine children, and died there in 1855. 
Her children were 'J'iiE(;i)oriA, Harriet, George. 
Sarah, Emelixe, William, Seth, :\L\ria, and 
Frax'ces. Their history is unknown. 

3i), Harriet, born Ai>ril 1, ir;j5, married Erastus 
Curtis of Warren. JanuaiT 14, 1811*, had five children, 
and died ^March '^S, ls3T. Her children were Charles, 
Eraxklix, Ellex, Howxs, and Ralph. 

4th, Malixda, born May --3, i;'j;, married Charles 
Andjler of Ijethlehem. .January '-il, 1835, had one child, 
and died June 4, 184-J. Her cluld Joiix is living in 
Jiristol. Connecticut. 


"William — born January •■28. K'ivl. married . 

liarl six oliildrun. is su])})OseJ to liave settlfd in Jfills- 
liale. Columbia county, Xew York, and died October 
VS, is-i-L 

His children were as follows: 

IsT, ^\'ii.LiAM. J a., born in i;8[i, served in the war 
of J81"-3, was in the battle of Xew Orleans, where he 
died in January. 1S15. 

2]i. liALi'H. born in 1 701 . married T.aui'a I'ierson of 
Long Island aljout lS18-'2<), settled in ^^fadison county, 
had four children, moved later to Canmin Falls, ^fiiine- 
50ta. and died in r^Iarch. ISGS. aged TT. 

His children were: 

1st, AViLEiAM P., born in Deeendjer. 1S--21, married 
Elizabeth Cclville of Forestville. Xew "^'ork, in August, 
18iS. had five childrfu, and died in ]sSo. His children 
are. 1, Walter, born in 1851. married Anna I'ryor in 
August, 1880, and had no children; -2, Wjeliam, born 
in 1853, married Anna Krabiel in October, lbT8, ajid 
his children are Waltek. born in ^farch, 1880. Feok- 
EXCE, born in January, 188-2, William P., born in 
Xovcmber, 188-i, and Hakry C, born in October, 
1887; 3, Katiiarixe, born in l85(j, is unmarried ami 
follows teaching in ('anno)i Falls: 4, George F. , ])orn 
in 1858, married Carrie Cross in Xovember. 188'i. has 
child, AViLLlAit li., born in July, 1^80, and is still 
Jiving; 5, ^Fvry. l)orn in l80'-2, and is unmarried. 

iid. OiEsox, born aliout Is-].";, and died young. 

3d. lIoKACE Allex, born in Madison. Xew "i'ork. 


»Se])tenibcr :^8, ISoV. nirirried first C'liarloite .} . J>arker 
of Homer, Xew Yoi-k. secoiuL Klk-n B. Judge of Ireland, 
May oO, 1S45. settled first in Cannon Fall.-;, .Aliniusota. 
in 1850, second in llastinirs. and then in l)er.and. 
Florida, in 1881, and has six children. His children 
are 1, Laura A., l>orn in llastin^cis August 'A. IstiO. 
married AV. A. Allen of DeLaud. and lias one eliild. 
ChahlesL. : •^. ddiix K., born in Ifastings Fehruarv 
20, 18G8; 3, 3L\.uy F.. liorn in Hastings October •-?;, ls;3; 
4. Louise A., born in Hastings Xovember -^7. 18T'!; 5. 
A\'nj.iA.M J.. l;>orn in IListiiigs Xovember 3, 18^8; ('>, 
CrEoKGK A., born in same town Mai'cli •?8, 1880. 

4tli, L^LYssEs iMjni l>eceml)er •-J8. ls3"i. married 
Louise . and has no children. 

3i), C'LAKA Favxeu, born in K'.iS. married 

"Watson, of . and has two children. 

Her children are: 1st, Deeia. born . unmarried, 

and residing in Washington, D. C: -.^1. Jane, burn 

, married Tucker, and settled in Solsville, 

Xevr York. 

4x11. AIaki lA Taxxeic. born in 17'.Kk married one 
Stuart of . 

5X11, CoKXEEiA 'i'AXXEJi. bom ill ITfK, married 
Marvin Tanner, her cousin, settled in Canaan, Connoc- 
ticut, liacl four children, and long since died. 

Her children are: 1st, Kaxhakixe. who did young. 
two others, names not known, and 4th, Ceeia. who 
married Samuel Hewcy of Los Angeles. California. 

OXH, .Saley Taxxei;, born about ISOO, married tirst 
one Iiodman and then one Fruwn. 




Joseph Tanner— born in June, i:C3. but of 
^jiijse ijiaiiutgf. tieuui, ana deseendants nothing is 


APi'KlNJtiX H. 


Connvall, situated near the comer of Con- 
iiectiriit in the county of Litclifiehl, is about nine miles 
long hy six miles wide. It has the Hoosatonic river 
runninff along its western boundary, and two ranges of 
low mountains extending through the town north and 
south, in which are imjiortant mines of iron ore. The 
whole country is hilly and picturesque. 

The town was llrst laid out in IToS, by the Fairfield 
Company 'into fifty-three •'rights,"' or homesteads, of 
nearly a square mile each, and sold to early settlers. 
In 1740 the first permanent settlements were made by 
thirteen families, some of whose names were Jewet. 
Spaulding, Allen, llarret, .Squires, Griffin, Eoberts, and 
Fuller, followed soon after by several others, among 
them being Thomas and AVilliam Tanner, from Rhode 
Island, with their families. In IT-il the first minister, 
Piev. Solomon Palmer, a graduate of Yale college, set- 
tled in the town. 

These settlements are supposed to have been made in 
the southern part wliere the first village of Cornwall was 
located; but soon after settlements were made in the 
north part, in Cornwall Hollow, lying among tlie 
mountains. Among these settlers was one William 
Tanner. Jr.. calle<l 'Mh-eat Tanner," from his large 



person,, and to distinguish liini from otlicrs of the s;unc 
name, who hjcuted on a farm since owned hv Eber 
Harrlsmi. ]v th-- H-dlow ar.' at pres-nt a citureli. 
scliool-housf. .-aw-mill. and a IVw (]\\e!linr:'s. 

Al.iout tliu --ame time a st'ttlt'ment was made in the 
soutli part on a liigh liill or eminence, bv one l)udley, 
and others, and called Dudleytown. Ann^ng these set- 
tlers was AVilliam Tanner, Sr.. from li'lu-de Island. 
Here (piite a village sprang up, hut there now remains 
only two houses. 

xVt present there are several other small centers as 
East and West Cornwall. 

Like most iidand towns in those primitive times, the 
growth of ('orn\\all was moderate. 'J'he work of clear- 
ing the lands of their heavy lindjer. (^f making roads, of 
building up liumes, of ]iaying taxes, and securing a 
scanty living was arduous and ditticult. I'lie markets 
were }'Oor and distant, and the accumulation of wealth 
and comforts sIov\- and limited. 

We find the record of fevr incidents of those e:irly 
days, but hei'e are one or two: 

About 1755 William 'J'anner Iniilt a bridge over the 
lloosatonic lietween Cornwall and Sharon, near Abram 
Jackson's fai-ni, on private sul)scription. Imt winch 
failed to pay. In 1157 he jietitioned the general eourt 
for relief, whieh \vas granted by allowing him to levy 
toll on the travel of the bridge. In I'.ijl thi< William 
Tanner and I'enoni Peck memorialized the court to set 
np a lottery for the purpose of raising il'M'ij with which 
to clear the river of obstruetions, and the court apjioin.t- 


cd five ii!anagei\s lo sell tickets and raise tlic inoiiev. but 
the selienie, tlirougli luisniauageinent failed to aecoiu- 
plisli its objef^. 

During this early period, too, tlie French and Indian 
Avar liroke out, and those wlio were able to tiear arms 
were eallcil into service, either to defend their own 
lionies, or niiire distant points. Among them was 
Thomas Tanner, who enlisted at eighteen and served 
two years. And a few yeai-> after the close of this war 
diffi'i-nlties aro.-e with Knghmd about taxatii:in, which 
soon developed into all the feai's and excitements of a 
pros]iecti\ e war with •• the mother country,*' and cul- 
minated a few years later in open hostilities. 

In anticipation of this war the town of Cornwall in 
11 lo enlisted a '■ train liand"' or company for drill and 
any sudden emergencies, 01 this company Thonuis 
Tanner was appointed ensign by the general court, and 
t\V(j and a indf years later was made second lieutenant 
of Ca}ttain h^mith's com})any. Tradition says that one 
Ebenezer and a Loyal Tanner served in the same war. 

Of the succeeding history of Cornwall for a hundred 
years we have no account, but there are records o' 
births and marriages of Tanners there down to ISOO; 
none, hov^-ever. have lived in the town for nnuiy years. 
At the beginning of this century they began to migrate 
east and west, and their desi;endants are now found all 
over the country. 

The populati<;.n of the town in 1SS<) was l.oS:'*, and in 
ISUO it was l.-^'-^o. of these the villaL^e contained o-iT.. 


showing a decrease of population <luring tlie last ten 

Like iixuJiV ca.^L^in tuwuL-, sulleriiig from constant 
emigration of its people and ])usiness to more western 
regions, its progress has been slow, but the place is 
interestino- for its history and traditions. 


xp:\v lehaxon. 

New Lebanon is situated in Columbia county on the 
eastern border of ^'ew York, among the foot hills uf 
tlie Hoosic mountains.— a wild, hilly, and romantie 
countrv. It derives its name from Lebanon. Connecti- 
cut, whence came the tlrst settlers about the chxse of the 
revolution. Hither from Cornwall in ITSl came 
Thomas Tanner and his sons Ira, Thomas, Zera, and 
Isaac: also the sons of William Tanner, and several 
related families, besides settlers from otht-r parts of 
New England, and occupying the country about the 
present village of Xew Lebanon. 

Later, in 1T8T, the Shakers, originally from England. 
but more recently from near Albany, nnule settlements 
at Mount Lebanon, in the eastern part of the town. 
They established themselves in seven communities of 
fiftv to one hundred persons each. A plain, honest, 
and industrious people they have followed as their prin- 
cipal occupation agriculture, horticulture, and broom 
manufacture. Though a singular order of society, they 
have been very peaceful and prosperous. 

Still later the Thermal Springs of eastern Lebanon 
became celebrated, principally for their heavy tlow uf 
water at a temperature of seventy degrees, and for tlieir 
medicinal i)ropertie , having, however, the taste of pure 

loo TUE (tKXEALO(;Y Oh- 

Wilier. In more reeent years tliey have become a 
popular resorr, have drawn about them a considerable 
prnmlptini) nf cnmnu'V v'^^fo--' mid -ro provided with 
large hotels, parks, drives, and other attractions. 

The village ot Xew Lebanon, in and around whi(di 
Avere made rlic earliest settlements, has now a consider- 
able population and business; a grist and saw-mills, two 
nuichine shops, glass and vinegar factories, two uews- 
l»apers, good schools, a fenuile seminary, and eight 
churches, with tine streets, business lilocks and 

l)Ut our interest in the town is mainly confined to the 
(dden times, people, and history, wdiere for a few years 
resided our^uncestors in their log cabins, subsisting 
on coarse and scant fare, dressing in home-made linen 
and woolen, having few pi-ivileges of education and 
culture, enduring numy deprivations and hardships, l>ut 
living in ji.vful Impe »t better times and richer 

A\ hile a few more remote relatives have continued to 
dwell in this and surrounding towns, all our more direct 
am.-estors have long since removed and gone to their 
long home. 

A more com[)lete history <,d' the descendants of William 
Tanner living in Columbia .and Duchess counties is 
greatly to be desired. 




Cooper>to\vn is l)euutifully situated at tlie foot of 
Otsego Lake, •• tlie glimmer glass," and along the west 
shore of the outgoing Susquehanna, upon elevated 
gronnd sloping towards both the lake and river, and 
overlooked hy nniuntains on the northeast. The town 
was early laid out in three long streets running north 
and south, and in six shorter streets running east and 
west, but has been much extended since. The first 
building erected was a blockhouse of hewn logs, id- . 
teen feet square. In ll^O the lirst settlements were 
made by William Cooper, of Burlington, Xew Jersey, 
the propriet'ir of the town and large lamlholder: In- -Mrs. 
Jotmson, who put up the first frame huuse; by A\ bite, 
Ellison, (ruild, and several others. In the summer nf 
1187, nnn-e settlers, some from Connecticut, came in. 
who located in the village or took up adjacent land, and 
put np log tenements. The next year the village was. 
platted, Mr. Cooper built his -Olanor House,"' the ■'•old 
Cooper mansion,"' and settlements became more rapid. 
In IT'.'O the village contained seven frame houses and 
some 50 people, with numy more settlers in the surround- 
ing country. 'Jdie following year there were 'iO houses- 
and 1*»0 inhabitants, the growth of the village being 
considerable for the time. This year Cooi)er.-town was 


made tlie county scat, a court hou.-^e was built. II. li. 
iSniitli established tlie first store. James Averell set uj) 
fbo first t:iimei'v. and some one erected the first tavern. 
■'^the Eed T.ion." 

In lT(i'2., and onward several more families came in. 
.among tliem Ilensselaer and Kichai-d Williams, mer- 
cliants, Joshua Dewey, who taugiit the first school, suc- 
ceeded by Oliver Corey, who taught many years. Dr. 
Fuller commenced a long practice of medicine, and 
many more emigrated into the outlying towns. But in 
these pi-imitive times tlie growth of the town was not 
rapid, and we have no notes of interest till 1T05. when 
the first newspaper was set up, the '^ Otsego Herald.'' 
and the '"Academy'' Avas established containing three 
I'oonis, in which Mr. Corey taught the school; and the 
first religious meetings were held by IJev. Elisha ilosely. 
though the first regular minister was Kev. Isaac Lewis, 
who came in 1800. 

At this time the village numbered about 200 inhabit- 
ants, some 35 families, and as many dwellings besides 
public buildings. But surrounding towns settled e<jually 
early were also springing up, as Pierstown, Fly Creek, 
Plainfield, rtichfield, Unadilla, Oneonta, now the largest 
•city in the county, and Cherry Valley, the oldest town, 
having been settled in 1T4.0. 

From this time onward for 10 or 15 years, the growth 
•of Cooperstown was gradual but steady, depending upon 
the trade of the country, upon local deinaTid for manu- 
factures, and u})on county business. The growth was 
necessarilv slow, for the countrv was nujstlv cov- 


ered with heavy forests, the people were ]»oor, many 
lived ill log cabins, and trade was very limited. 

lu l^''""'? thi'v: v/ere ir C'onnevst(>wn 183 houses. GS6 
inhabitants, and in 18-20 about lOOU rt-sidents beside the 
outlying population. The town has iK-en growing 
slowly ever since that period and at present is one of 
the most beautiful county seats and jileasant summer 
resorts in the state, having a population of about o.OUU. 

This village ami the country about, early became the 
residence of many of our ancestors. Here Ira and 
Thomas Tanner settled about 1700, and two or three 
years later came their parents and witli them their four 
brothers and sisters, Zera, Isaac. Anna and Lucy, whr) 
made homes in the village or adjacent country. With 
them came others, who later married into the Tanner 
families — viz.. Waterman. Fitch, Williams,, Dewey. 
Stacy, Stewart and Westcott. All these families 
became familiar with the scenes and persons described 
above, and they all ex2)erienccd the deprivations ami 
hardships of early pioneer life. 

104 THE gexeai.O(tY of 

AI'1ML\])JX E. 

The towiisliip of DoKalb,— the luune beiiiir derived 
from Baron DeKalb,, — is situated in Xortliern Xcw 
York in St. Lawrence county. al>out tweiity miles from 
Ogdenshnrg aiid forty from AVaterti")wn, and was origin- 
ally ten miles square. Init has since been reduced in size. 

The country is broken, liilly, and rocky, having 
many outcropping ridges of granite and limestone, with 
occasional veins of iron ore and other minerals. It was 
primarily covered with beech, maple, some hemlock, 
pine, and other timber. The streams all trend toward 
the St. Lawrence river, giving the land a iiorthern 
slope. The <dimate is cold, mjt ada}>tcd to fruit and 
grains, though natural to grass and grazing. 

This town, with others, was originally purcha.-ed by 
Alexa)ider ^lacomb, who sold it to Samuel Ogdicn, 
native of Xew Jersey, who resold the town in 1803 to 
Judge AVilliam Cooper. He, the same year, accompa- 
nied a colony of thirty-four persons from Coopcrstown 
and riichlield across the country to his new purch.ase. 
After some severe experiences along the way they 
arrived in June with their teams an.d goods and began 
a settlement on the <)swegatchie just above ('ooper's 
Falls, since known as ••(;)ld DeKallj." Among the 
party were Rich, Stacy, ^rerrill, Co<ik, IJrown. Stoiu', 


liansoiu. Utley, Wright, McC'ullaiu. Farr. Bell. Cani}.- 
bell. AVoodhniise, Slockwell, Dimiek. Jlewlett, and 
Sl..:ni. Tlie iirst two davs two los' cabins were put up 
and covered with bark, and the third day a log store 
was erected to receive the supplies and goods sent in In- 
the judge. 

Tliat season several farms were surveyed and clearings 
begun. The next spring the farniUes of several of the 
above came in; also James Cooper and his sons, Has- 
kins. Dudge. J h'. 8eeley. Barton, the Ak-xanders, 
I'ooler. l^urnett. Holt. Colonel Criflin. Coif, who sur- 
veyed and nuq'i^ed the town, and the family of Isaac 
Stacy, the tirst supervisor. 

This same year the first settlement was made at liich- 
ville l»y Solonnm Bieli and Jonathan llaskius. Here 
soon quite a village s}n-aug up, Soluman Pratt keeping 
the first hotel in It^oT. and .Joseph Kneeland the lirst 
school. Still later, stores and mills were erected and 
chur(dies organized. 

In the autumn of 1^04 a violent rain, of several days 
flooded the valley of the Oswegatchie, and caused the 
death of one pers<)n, much damage to property and 
inconvenience to the penjile. 

lu lSO.-> )nore settlers came in. ainong them Benedict, 
Preston, Johnson. Smith and his six sons, Clegliorn, 
and Soloman Pratt. This year .fudge Cooper built his 
hotel, sixty feet s<[uare and three storifs high: also a 
grist-mill at the falls. Marriages and births as usual 
began t<» take place. 

In the spring of \>^'^^i\ the town was organized and a 


town meeting liekl. The next winter the first sehool 
was tanglit by Behi Wills, a Methodist minister, wlio 
held tlie first religious meetings and formed the first 
chnreli in town. 

In the spring of ISOO, the first settlement was made 
at East DeKalb by several related families from Coopers- 
town, who eame across the country with their teams, 
stock, and goods. They were Thomas Tanner, Isaac 
Tanner, John Williams, and Joshua Dewey, with their 
families; also Philemon Stewart and wife, one Adams, 
and John Westcott. These settled at the " Corners" or 
on surrounding farms. 

Here soon a school was opened, and in 181 T a Presby- 
terian church organized under the labors of Pev. James 
Johnson. This church consisted of Thomas and Anna 
Tanner, of Deacon Pomeroy and wife, and Deacon 
Burnett and wife, of John and Anna Williams, and 
Isaac and !S'ancy Burnham, and some others. Several 
powerful revivals of religion were enjoyed, a house of 
worship was erected, out of the native sandstone and 
granite, and the church long prospered. But the old 
members dying or removing, and few of the next gener- 
ation succeeding them, the church has now become 
extinct, and the house of worship has crumbled to 

East DeKalb has never become a permanent center of 
business, surrounding towns supplying the wants of the 
people. The old pioneer families and Tanner relatives 
have all disappeared, and a generation that "knew not 
Joseph" has taken their places. 


The main a.irricultnnil intt'resis have always heeu 
stock raising, and prominently dairying, but these 
interests are not as ])rosperous as formerly. 

Owing to the reduced productiveness of the soil and 
the removal of the younger generation west, the growth 
of the town in population and wealth has been slow. 


Ari'i:Xi)iX F, 

The town of Warsaw, situated near the eenter of 
Wyoming euunty. was originally a part of the ••' llollaml 
Purchase/' whicli inchuled several counties of western 
Xcw York. It lies forty-two miles southwest of 
Rochester and forty-tive miles southeast of Buffalo, on 
the old stagfc* line running to the latter city. It is thir- 
teen miles soutlieast of Attica. 

Warsaw is centrally divided north and soutli liy the 
Oatka. its surface gently sloping from the east and west 
to the central valley. The first actual purchase of land 
and settlement in the town were nuide by Elihu Weijster 
in ISiJ.T,. Avh.o took u}> ;i large track of over 3.(i<i() acres, 
some being located in the central valley and most of 
which he soon resold. While the surrounding lands 
■were early taken up and settlements begun, yet for sev- 
eral years little |)rogress was made in settling and 
building up the village. The first saw mill was built in 
lS(i4. and a grist mill a year or two later. About this 
time the first sidiool house was built and school taught 
by Samnel McWhorter. Also a store erected and tavern 

Very early religious meetings were held and in isoS 
the first Presbyterian church was organized. l)ut not till 
1S"?8 was the first newspaper issued. The growth of 


tliG town Avas slovr until ISIO, ^vhen several new build- 
inos were erected and business began to develop, on a 
pmnll soale. however. Vnder the ]>riniitive conditions 
then existing this could not be otherwise, for the 
country being beavily timbered with beech and maple, 
the work of clearing was slow and expensive. The 
new settlers, being mostly poor, had a hard struggle to 
pay for their land, to meet their taxes, and to obtain a 
coarse and scanty living. 

But the opening of the Erie Canal in 1S25 along their 
northern border brought relief, afforded a better market 
for their home produce and a cheaper portage for their 

The location of the county seat here in lS-10 gave 
another impetus to growth, building, and business, and 
later, in 1852, the running of the Erie railroad through 
the toAvn alTorded still better markets and cheaper 

Still later extensive salt works were built, and a sani- 
tarium with salt baths established. The country grew 
in wealth and intelligence, schools and churches multi- 
plied and improved, trade and manufactures increased, 
until the village has become wealthy and beautiful, a 
place of 4,000 inhabitants. 

But our interest is connected more especially with the 
early struggles and growth of the town, with the primi- 
tive history of its settlers, upon Avhom fell the heavy 
work of clearing away the forests, building roads, and 
laying the foundations of educational and Christian 
institutions, and securing the comforts and blessings of 


civilized life. For among these pioneers were our own 
relatives and the families with whom they intermarried. 

Tliny were the elder Zera Tanner and his growing 
family, the ^\'ebsters, :\IcA^"horters, Fosters, AVoods, 
Spencers, and others with their families. These all 
shared in the struggles Avith primitive surroundings, in 
the severe labor of clearing up farms and building 
homes, in the hardships of poor markets and plain and 
insufficient living, and in the ambitions and hopes of 
improving their conditioii and of seeing better times. 

But some of them died young, fell before the destroyer 
in the midst of their toils without realizing their expec- 
tations. Only their children entered into the fruits of 
their labors and enjoyed the blessings so dearly ^mr- 
chased; but even most of them have gone hence, and a 
generation has come forward that knows neither the 
fathers and their toils, nor the source and cost of their 
pleasant surroundings and many comforts. 

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